Freeways were shut down due to fires that broke out in the area surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley and in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday.
The Tick Fire burning in the Canyon Country area prompted closures along the 14 Freeway, which were lifted about 7:20 p.m., according to Caltrans. But several onramps and off-ramps were still affected.
The city of Santa Clarita advised drivers heading home to Antelope Valley to take Angeles Crest Highway from the 210 Freeway.
The city also announced that Sierra Highway was closed at Soledad Canyon Road, and urged drivers to avoid the area.
In the Sepulveda Fire burning in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, multiple freeway off-ramps and roadways were closed.
- Northbound and southbound freeway on- and off-ramps to Burbank Boulevard
- Southbound 405 Freeway Victory Boulevard ramps were closed by reopened as of 6:50 p.m.
- Burbank Boulevard closed in both directions between Woodley Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard
The 5 Freeway had been affected by the Tick Branch 10 fire, formerly known the Old Fire, burning in Castaic:
- Northbound lanes were shut down at Parker Road , but were then reopened.
- Southbound lanes were closed at Templin Highway, but then were reopened.