New Daylight Headlight Section On SR-18

Crestline, CA, September, 28, 2012, 6am - Caltrans is in the process of installing nine “Daylight Headlight Section” signs at various locations on State Route 18 from Crestline Cutoff to the Big Bear Dam. Caltrans worked in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol to install the new signs, which will enhance safety for mountain drivers … [Read more...]

Panorama Fire 70% Contained SR-18 Re-Opened

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Crestline, CA, July 10, 2012, UPDATED at 9:20am - Today firefighters will be completing and improving containment lines and mopping up hotspots within the interior of the burn. SR18 has been re-opened, but southbound traffic is reduced to one lane. The fire is 70% contained at 75 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation, if you have any … [Read more...]

Cal Fire To Place Engines On Mountain Top

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San Bernardino, CA June 27, 2012, 3:00pm - The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is putting fire engines and personnel in the San Bernardino Mountains with a target date of July 2, 2012. The last time CAL FIRE resources were stationed in the San Bernardino Mountains was a decade ago when CAL FIRE joined with the U.S. Forest Service/San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Brush Fire Temporarily Closes Portion of Highway 18 Near Crestline

Big Bear, Ca, January 13, 2012, 9:40am - A portion of Highway 18 in the Crestline area was temporarily closed this morning due to a vehicle going over the side of the road near Panorama Point.  The accident caused a brush fire to start at approximately 11:30pm last night.  Highway 18 is closed in both directions from 40th Street to Highway 138, … [Read more...]

Debris Flow Netting Repairs On Highway 18

Crestline, CA, September 16, 2011,  8:00am - According to Caltrans, a contractor will make repairs to the existing debris flow netting on State Route 18 in the section known as the “Narrows” located between SR 138 and Crest Forest Drive in the San Bernardino Mountains near Crestline. This portion of the route will be closed Monday through … [Read more...]