Tag: California Highway Patrol

Start Smart Class for Young Drivers

Running Springs, CA, September 15, 2016 – On Friday September 16th, 2016, at 5:30 P.M., the California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the Arrowhead CHP Area Office. The Arrowhead CHP Area Office is located on Highway 18 in Running Springs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Traffic Safety, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents or guardians. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with...

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I-15 Reopens in the Cajon Pass

Update Big Bear, CA, August 18, 2016 –  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reopened southbound Interstate 15 (I–15) through the Cajon Pass this morning at 10:45 a.m. The #1 lane will remain closed from Oak Hill Road to Kenwood Avenue for Caltrans crews. All ramps will remain closed at Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR 138 and Oak Hill Road Big Bear, CA, August 18, 2016 – Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol  re-opened the Northbound I-15 through the Cajon Pass last evening at approximately 10:15 p.m.  All ramps will remain closed at Kenwood Avenue, Cleghorn Road, SR 138 and Oak Hill Rd.  Work will continue on the Southbound I-15 to complete guardrail and other repairs.  Southbound I-15 will remain closed until further notice. All other roads previously closed remain closed. One of the designated detours is the 18 from Lucerne through Big Bear and down the front grade via the 330. Expect delays and periods of heavy traffic. The Bluecut fire is currently 31,689 acres with 4% containment. There are 1584 personnel on scene with 178 engines, 26 crews, 10 air tankers, 2 Very Large Air Tankers, and 17 Helicopters, including night flying helicopters. Additional firefighters and equipment have been ordered and will be responding directly to the fire. There is still a threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood,...

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Start Smart Class for New Drivers and Their Parents

Running Springs, CA, April 22, 2016 – On Thursday April 28th, at 6:00 P.M., the California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the Arrowhead CHP Area Office in Running Springs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Traffic Safety, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents/guardians. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. The class will also show how poor choices behind the wheel can...

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SR 18 Median Project Set To Begin

Big Bear, CA, April, 6, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation plans to begin work on April 11 to install a ‘thrie beam guardrail’ for the State Route 18 Median Project between Sierra Way, at the base of the mountain, and State Route 138, also known as Crestline Cutoff. The project was put into motion when a higher than average number of cross over collisions occurred on this section of the route. Caltrans began working with the communities of Crestline and Lake Arrowhead two years ago regarding the installation of a concrete median barrier. During those discussions it was decided that there would be hydrology...

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Head On Collision in Apple Valley Involves Big Bear Valley Residents

Apple Valley, CA, December 17, 2015 – California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Fire Department and Apple Valley Fire Protection District officials responded to a head-on crash on Highway 18 early Tuesday that left 32-year-old Jimany Misouk, of Big Bear Lake dead and two others, including an off-duty Sheriff’s deputy, severely injured. The crash occurred near Lovelace Canyon Road was first reported at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to CHP officials, Stanley Conway, an off-duty Big Bear Sheriff’s station deputy, was headed westbound on Highway 18 when he lost control of his Ford Ranger. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford Ranger traveled from the westbound lane into the eastbound traffic lane where it struck a silver Subaru Legacy head on. The driver of the Subaru, Jimany Misouk of Big Bear Lake, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A front passenger in the Subaru, Chris Lawson, also from Big Bear, suffered major injuries and was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Fire Dept. used the Jaws of Life to extract Conway from his truck. He also suffered major injuries and was flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The crash is under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed it is urged to contact the Victorville CHP office at 760-241-1186. A GoFundMe fundraising campaign page has been set up for Misouk’s family. To donate...

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