Storm update #2 — next wave is expected (ugh) in time for afternoon rush hour


The next wave of rain and wind is expected to hit Los Angeles County about 3 p.m. about 2 p.m. (it’s coming down hard now at Union Station!) and possibly continue through the afternoon rush hour.

The rain and wind overnight and this morning caused some problems, including:

•There was a temporary loss of electricity to the Green Line rail yard. Power has been restored and there was no impact to regular service.

•There were delays up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to a downed tree blocking the busway near Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Buses were back on normal schedule about 9:30 a.m.

•There were water-related signal issues on the Gold Line just south of Union Station. The problem was resolved at 11 a.m. 

•There were 15-minute delays along the Blue Line due to a disabled train at San Pedro station. The issue was cleared about 9 a.m. and schedules then returned to normal.

•There were 10- to 20-minute delays on the Expo Line due to a disabled train at Culver City station.  

•LADOT and LAPD have been closing roads in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin, due to rising water. Metro Bus }154 is on high-water detour at this time.

All lines are running normal service at this time.

To stay up-to-date on the status of your bus or train, follow Metro on Twitter at @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts, and be sure to check back here at The Source.

The current scene looking west from the Metro Mothership:

Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.

Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.