Vasquez Canyon Road is closed east of Bouquet Canyon due to a landslide that is uplifting and buckling a 150-foot stretch of roadway. Cracks on the slope above the road are active and continue to expand and the heave is continuing to rise in height. Public Works engineers and geologists are investigating the cause.
Power poles along the roadway have also been affected and have since been de-energized.
Hard closure of Vasquez Canyon Road is in effect between Lost Creek Road to Vasquez Way until further notice. Deviation of the roadway was first reported around noon on Thursday, November 19; deformation grew more pronounced throughout Thursday afternoon.
The City of Santa Clarita is recommending Sierra Highway as an alternate route.