Calif. Storms Shut Adelphia Warehouse


An Adelphia Communications Corp. warehouse in East Los Angeles remained closed Monday after the Los Angeles Department of Public Works tagged the building as unsafe due to its proximity to a rain-sodden hill.

The county took action Friday, initially ordering a mandatory evacuation of the facility on Eastern Avenue in East Los Angeles when sliding mud partially swamped a half-dozen service trucks behind the facility.

Repair and installation crews are dispatched out of the site, and a retail center provides direct service to customers. Because of the closure, customers were directed across town to an office in the Eagle Rock neighborhood to conduct business.

A series of storms has inundated Southern California, and flash-flood watches remain in effect for a four-county area into Tuesday.

An Adelphia spokesman said the location, except the warehouse, was reopened Saturday, but the county deemed that the warehouse is still in harm's way as more rain is predicted for the region through Tuesday.