NEWS ALERT: Flash Flood Warning Issued for Lockwood Valley

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:15 p.m.) — The National Weather Service has stated that a flash flood watch for Ventura mountains, including Lockwood Valley, shall remain in effect until 10 p.m. this evening.

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Monday, July 14, 2008 at 4:15 p.m.) — The National Weather Service has reported that Doppler radar indicates flash flooding potential for northern Ventura County including Lockwood Valley until 4:30 p.m. Radar indicated rainfall rates up to two inches per hour. Significant runoff was reported by a spotter in Lockwood Valley. Roadways vulnerable to flooding include Lockwood Valley Road and Boy Scout Camp Road, especially across low water crossings. In addition to heavy rainfall, this storm will bring gusty winds and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground. (NWS report forwarded by Fred Rose)

This is part of the July 11, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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