Encinitas sports, park facilities closed as rain returns


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All but one of Encinitas’ city sports fields and Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park are closed as another storm rolls across San Diego County.

The city is also monitoring road conditions for possible closure as flooding occurs, the city reported.

The only Encinitas athletic field to remain open is the artificial soccer turf at Leo Mullen Sports Park, according to a Wednesday, Dec. 4, city announcement. The dog park and other fields will reopen as weather conditions permit.

Updated park closure information is available by calling 760-633-2761.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Encinitas had received nearly half an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Carlsbad had just over half an inch, and Del Mar just under half an inch. A National Weather Service flood advisory is in effect through 6 p.m.

The city offers sandbags and sand for Encinitas residents, while supplies last, behind Fire Station 3, located at 801 Orpheus Ave., and at the city’s Public Works Yard, located at 160 Calle Magdalena. There is a 10-bag limit per resident.

After-hours emergencies can be reported to the city’s Public Works Department at 760-633-2922. Residents are advised to call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

The storm is the result of a blend of colder northern and warmer subtropical moisture, according to weather officials. The rain is expected to taper off into Wednesday evening.

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