Santa Monica Police reopened the California incline this morning, after closing it last night from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m this morning for fears of mudslides from the terrential rains that bombarded the city by the sea during those hours.
Along with the rest of Southern California, Santa Monica has recently experienced a week long deluge of rain with the most powerful storm that hit the area last night. It was anticipated that the city would receive anywhere from 3 to 6 inches overnight.
After re-evaluating the conditions this morning, police reopened the incline for regular traffic use.
City staff has been working hard to insure the roadways and catch basins are clear of any obstructions in advance of the storms. Electronic sign boards have been installed on Ocean Avenue to the north and south of the California Incline indicating the closure.
Open Space, Police, Fire, Public Works, and Street Division will all be keeping watch on potential flood conditions in the City.
If you need to report a flood related problem, please call the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310-458-8495.