In addition to ongoing delays at the Big Bear dam for those motorists taking Highway 18 west of Big Bear Lake, intermittent delays of five minutes are possible on Arctic Circle this afternoon [Monday, December 21]. According to CalTrans, filming is taking place on this portion of Highway 18 (again, west of the dam and along Arctic Circle to Lakeview Point en route to Running Springs), so five minute delays are possible; the ongoing midweek, non-holiday delays at the dam are to accommodate the Big Bear bridge project, scheduled for completion in 2011. (Other routes from the Big Bear Valley include Highway 18 east toward the desert communities and Highway 38 through Angelus Oaks to Mentone and the Redlands area.) Updated road conditions for our area are available on KBHR’s Big Bear Road Conditions page.
- Emergency Crews Recover Vehicle Over Side of Highway 18′s Arctic Circle; Driver Survives With Only Minor Injuries
- Overnight, Midweek Road Closures on Arctic Circle Portion of Highway 18; CalTrans Does Clean-up, Post-Winter Repairs
- More Avalanches Prompt Closure of Highway 18′s Arctic Circle, West of Dam