Dense fog affecting L.A. County roads and airports

LOS ANGELES — Dense fog ravaged urban and coastal sections of L.A. and Orange counties today, prompting the National Weather Service to frighten disruptions in air travel and the morning commute and also to trouble some dense fog advisory scheduled to be in force through mid-morning.

“A very shallow marine layer and weak low-level flow will bring regions of dense fog to coastal parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties this morning,” based on an NWS announcement.

The advisory, which is scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. in Los Angeles County, employed into the San Gabriel Valley, Santa Catalina Island and exactly what exactly the NWS sees as L.A. County coastal areas, including shore cities, urban sections of Los Angeles, Downtown L.A. and the Hollywood Hills.

In Orange County, where the fog has been predicted to comprise both coastal and interior areas, the sheriff is scheduled to expire at 9 a.m.

The weather service cautioned that visibility will be reduced to a quarter- mile or not and that the fog could seep near the beaches through a lot of the day, also following the expiration of this advisory.

NWS forecasters issued a notice of caution about road traveling, saying that the fog would create toxic conditions on Pacific Coast Highway and several freeways, including highways 57 and 60 and interstates 5, 10, 110, 405 605 and 710.

The NWS cautioned that air traffic could be delayed at nearby airports, including Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport in L.A. County and John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

Additionally, “the morning sail will also probably be impacted by the dense fog,” based on an NWS announcement.

The NWS urged drivers to deal with the fog by decreasing speed and avoiding tailgating. Additionally, “use low-bean headlights and allow more time to achieve your own destination,” stated the NWS announcement.

By City News Service

Posted: |