Highway 38 Closure Update

Angelus Oaks, CA, September 25, 2011, 7:00am - State Route 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Jenks Lake Road West in the San Bernardino Mountains as a result of the traffic collision involving a fuel truck that released approximately 6,000 gallons of gasoline along the south shoulder of the highway. The contaminated material has been removed … [Read more...]

Overturned Oil Tanker Closes Highway 38

Big Bear, Ca, September 20, 2011, 8:30am - On September 19, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a fuel tanker filled with approximately 9000 gallons of gasoline overturned on Highway 38 approximately two miles east of Angelus Oaks.  According to Cal Trans and the California Highway Patrol approximately 8,300 gallons of fuel has spilled into the … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and CHP Had a Busy Weekend

Big Bear, Ca, September 19, 2011, 4:00pm - The California Highway Patrol, and the Big Bear Lake Sheriffs Department were both very busy this past weekend in Big Bear.  On Sunday a Hell’s Angels event was held at Chad’s Place in the village, bringing motorcycle clubs up to Big Bear from across California.  According to a representative from … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Motorcycle Fatality Identified as Cheryl Hightower

Big Bear, CA, August 31, 2011, 7:00pm - The victim of this morning’s fatal motorcycle accident at Greenway and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City has been identified as Cheryl Hightower, 65, of Hesperia.  Ms. Hightower had been a long time employee of the Snow Summit Corporation and was phasing out her employment for retirement.  Additionally, … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Big Bear, Ca, August 31, 2011, 3:44pm -  Although the identity of the victim from this morning’s motorcycle and vehicle accident has still not been released by the San Bernardino Coroner’s office, more information is available as to the events that lead to that fatal accident.  According to CHP, a female rider on a Harley Davidson motorcycle … [Read more...]

CHP To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 29, 2011, 8:00am - The Arrowhead office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) will be conducting a joint-agency sobriety checkpoint from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 30, 2011, within the unincorporated mountain area of San Bernardino County. The CHP’s … [Read more...]

Restrictions On State Route 18

Big Bear, CA, July 11, 2011, 8:00am - Roadwork will continue this week on the back side of State Route 18 between Big Bear and Lucerne Valley. Caltrans will be restricting access to larger trucks for safety reasons due to the current asphalt project and the width of the road in several locations. California Highway Patrol units will be stationed … [Read more...]

CHP To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint On June 25th

Big Bear, Ca, June 23, 2011, 12:00pm - In an effort to ensure the safe passage for each and every motorist the Arrowhead office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday, June 25, within the unincorporated mountain area of San Bernardino County.  The sobriety checkpoint will be operated from … [Read more...]

Gear Up For Motorcycle Safety Month

Photo courtesy CA Motorcyclist Safety Association

Big Bear, CA, May 3, 2011, noon - Gas prices and temperatures are climbing, and more motorcyclists are riding the roads.  The California Highway Patrol is reminding drivers and riders to safely share the road.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says approximately 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, while … [Read more...]

Start Smart Program Helps Young Motorists

Running Springs, CA, April 21, 2011, noon - The leading cause of death for Americans between 15 and 20 years old is motor vehicle collision.  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 … [Read more...]