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Some Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted

Approximately 1,000 People Able to Return Home


After a series of conflicting reports from various emergency officials, it now seems to be true that all evacuation warnings have been canceled and certain mandatory evacuations have been canceled. This means that approximately 1,000 people who had been evacuated will now be able to return home. There was some confusion about the matter previously, but Sheriff Bill Brown read of a list of areas now open at a press conference at 2 p.m. today.

The list of areas no longer under evacuation orders now includes:

Ashley Road and all roads east

Mission Canyon below Tunnel Road (Mission Canyon north of Tunnel Road is still closed, however.)

Alameda Padre Serra west of Arbolado to Mission (All roads north of Alameda Padre Serra (APS) between Arbolado and Five-Points remain closed, however.)

Eucalyptus Hill Road and all other adjacent access roads

Alameda Padre Serra (APS) east from Five-Points to Barker Pass is closed, but residents of Overlook Lane are permitted in if they have identification. (Barker Pass Road between Eucalyptus Hill Road and Sycamore Canyon will remain closed, however.)

The eastern boundary of the evacuation area is now Ashley Road from East Mountain Road to California Highway 192. On the southeastern end, the new boundary is Highway 192 from Ashley Road to Barker Pass and Barker Pass from Highway 192 to APS. (Barker Pass between Eucalyptus Hill Road and Sycamore Canyon is closed, however.)

On the southern edge, the evacuation divider is Alameda Padre Serra (APS) from Barker Pass Road to Arbolado Road, Arbolado Road from Alameda Padre Serra to Mission Ridge Road and Mission Ridge Road north from Arbolado Road to Highway 192.

And, finally, the western boundary is now Highway 192 from Mission Ridge Road to Mission Canyon Road and Mission Canyon Road from Highway 192 north to the end of the road.

The following roadblocks are still in effect:

Sycamore Canyon and Cold Spring

Tunnel Road and Mission Canyon

Sycamore Canyon at Barker Pass

Foothill Lane at Mountain

Las Canoas at Mission Ridge

Stanwood at Mission Ridge

Las Alturas at Mission Ridge

Arbolado at APS (Alameda Padre Serra)

Loma Media at APS

Las Alturas at APS

Sycamore Canyon at Five-Points

Barker Pass at Eucalyptus Hill (Residents on Overlook are okay if they have identification.)

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