ARCADIA — Authorities have announced several temporary road closures Monday to accommodate services for a longtime Arcadia Fire Department firefighter who died earlier this week after a battle with cancer.
Capt. Andy Troncale succumbed to cancer Jan. 23 at the age of 52. He retired in 2009 after 30 years of service to the department.
A funeral is to take place 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Angels Catholic Church, 370 Campus Drive, with internment to follow immediately after at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier, according to city officials.
Due to a large anticipated attendance, which is expected to include firefighting apparatus, and the procession, the the following street closures have been announced.
*Campus Drive: Closed for traffic and parking from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Holly Avenue to El Monte Avenue. Limited access will be provided to Campus Drive from Santa Anita and El Monte avenues until 8:30 a.m. Monday morning to accommodate Arcadia High School traffic. AHS students may park on Campus Drive, east of el Monte Avenue, if arriving before 8:30 a.m.
*Campus Drive: Closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. between Holly and Santa Anita avenues. Arcadia High School can be reached via Duarte road during the closure.
*Santa Anita Avenue: Closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. between Duarte Road and Fano street.
*Baldwin Avenue: Northbound traffic shut down from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. between Huntington Drive and the 210 Freeway.
*Huntington Drive: Eastbound traffic shut down from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. between Campus Drive and southbound Holly Avenue.
*Huntington Drive: Westbound left turn lanes at Holly Avenue closed from 8:00 am to 12:30 p.m.
*Huntington Drive: Eastbound left turn lanes at Baldwin Avenue, Gate 1 and La Cadena Avenue closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*Holly Avenue: Northbound traffic shut down from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. between Fairview Avenue and Huntington Drive.
*Park Avenue: Closed to traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Campus Drive.
Traffic is expected to be “extremely congested” during the listed time periods, Arcadia police Lt. Tom LeVeque said.
“Use alternate routes or avoid the area during this time, if at all possible,” he said, “If dropping off a student at AHS, we suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early on Monday. Consider dropping off your student outside the listed closures and allowing them to walk. The closures should not impact pick-up from AHS at the end of the school day.”
Access to the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall will also be limited during the funeral procession.
Suggested alternate routes around the area include Foothill Boulevard or Duarte Road for eastbound or westbound travel, and Rosemead Boulevard or Second Avenue for northbound or southbound commuters.
For more information, contact the Arcadia Fire Department at 626-574-5112, or 626-574-5102.