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City of Santa Clarita warns: 'If you don't have to get on the road today, please don't'

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 10:11:09-04

The city of Santa Clarita issued a warning Friday morning for anyone trying to head south: "Please don't."

The Saddleridge Fire burning in Sylmar has led to a traffic nightmare in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Around 6 a.m. the city of Santa Clarita tweeted, "Please don't try and get on the Old Road or I-5 Southbound. Traffic is completely stopped."

The city suggested taking Highway 126 to the 101 to go south.

Less than an hour later the city tweeted again, saying, "According to CHP Newhall traffic on the 126 is also jammed. ... If you don't have to get on the road today, please don't."