UPDATED: January 2023 Mulholland Storm Damage Closures

Posted on 01/24/2023
Image of a road closure sign and barricade.
[From the LA City Department of Transportation]: UPDATED, PM January 24, 2023


Mulholland Drive Remains Closed to Through Traffic between Laurel Canyon Blvd and Coldwater Canyon Drive; Additional Closure necessary, West of Coldwater

Photo shows the hillside that has slipped completely away near the closure of Mulholland drive after early January 2023 rains.


Los Angeles, CA

UPDATE: See revised map showing adjusted hard-closure areas. Motorists advised to AVOID Mulholland Drive.

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Following last week's storm event and in preparation for further storm activity, LADOT has implemented road closures on Mulholland Drive west of  Laurel Canyon Blvd.  Traffic Officers are deployed to assist residents within the closure area to navigate safely. Commuters are advised to avoid the area and to heed signage and Traffic Officer instructions if traveling near closure points. 

Closures will remain in place until further notice to allow crews to assess and repair storm damage.


Adjusted closure map of Mulhiolland Drive from Jan. 24 shows more loc-access available to residents west of Laurel Canyon.


As the rains continue . . . LAFD URGES STORM SAFETY & PREPAREDNESS


More Winter Weather Safety

  • Register with NotifyLA to receive emergency alerts specific to your geographic area via text, voice, or email message.
  • You can also follow @NotifyLA on Twitter for alerts.
  • Know your flood risk.  Flood insurance is not included in most homeowners or rental insurance policies.  Get insurance now to make sure you’re covered before the storm.
  • Look around your home for hazards that might create problems during rainstorms. Are trees overgrown and hanging onto your roof? Are your gutters cleared?  Do you live on a hillside that could erode?  Address these issues as soon as possible.  Have tools, tarps, and sandbags ready. 
  • Secure loose items in your yard that might block storm drains and cause flooding on your street, including toys, tools, and yard decorations. Call 3-1-1 or use the My311 mobile app to notify the City of debris that needs to be cleared.

How LA City Prepares

The City of Los Angeles is preparing recent burn areas for the potential of debris flows during winter storms. 

  • The Emergency Management Department actively monitors winter storms in coordination with the National Weather Service-Los Angeles Fire Department, LA City and LA County Public Works, Department of Transportation, and other response partners. We stand ready to assist and support field response agencies as they work to ensure your safety and the continued operation of City services. 
  • The Los Angeles Fire Department has ready-to-fill sandbags available at most Neighborhood Fire Stations.  Please note that residents are limited to 25 bags.  LAFD also works very closely with the Bureau of Street Services to make sand available at several fire stations and convenient community locations. A list of locations with sand for sandbags is available at LAFD.org
  • LA City and County Public Works have inspected recent burn areas and determined which areas are at highest risk for potential debris flows. For more information on debris flows, including maps, safety information, and alerts, visit LA County Public Works website

Rain and Cold Weather Resources

LAFD Sandbag Information
LA County Sandbag Information
Watershed Protection
Wet Weather Preparedness (LA City Sanitation)
LA County Winter Shelter Program  (LA Homeless Services Authority)
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