Driver Dies on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, November 26, 2013 - A 33-year-old Big Bear City resident lost his life Monday after losing control on a winding mountain highway. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on November 25, CHP officers responded to a call of a vehicle over the side on State Route 38 just east of Angelus Oaks. According to the collision report, Kevin Anthony … [Read more...]

Mill Fire at 200+ Acres

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 - The Mill Fire is up to at least 200 acres near the Mill Creek Ranger Station. Some structures have been lost in Mentone and evacuations are in effect there; there is no threat to the Big Bear Valley. Motorists are allowed out of Big Bear via Highway 38, but should expect delays at the bottom of the mountain due to … [Read more...]

Earlier Than Expected, Highway 38 Is Now Open!

Angeles Oakes, CA, April 29, 2013 - Earlier than expected, CalTrans has informed KBHR that Highway 38 is now open to traffic in both directions.  Traffic control will take place in the coming days as the US Forest Service and CA Fish and Wildlife continue hazardous fuel clean-up efforts. … [Read more...]

Highway 38 Expected to Re-Open by 10pm

Angeles Oakes, April 29, 2013 - According to Caltrans, Highway 38 is expected to re-open by 10pm tonight.  Additional excavation and work will take place in the coming days by the US Forest Service and CA Fish and Wildlife to clean the remainder of the hazardous fuel spill which occurred Friday morning, April 26th after a fuel tanker overturned … [Read more...]

Clean-up of Cold Creek will be a slow process

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 28, 2013 - Highway 38 remains closed until further notice, as clean-up of a major fuel spill continues. The Public Information Officer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Andrew Hughan, said, "We know it's a real inconvenience for people to have the highway closed, but it's imperative that we get … [Read more...]

Department of Fish & Wildlife continue assessment at Cold Creek

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 27, 2013 - A spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) says they have much more territory to cover in their assessment of environmental impacts in Cold Creek. Thousands of gallons of gas and diesel were spilled in the area after a tanker truck overturned on Friday. Gasoline dissipates more … [Read more...]

Route 38 closed between Angelus Oaks and Camp Cedar Falls

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 (1:45 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol says the time frame for the reopening of Highway 38 is still unknown, but the closure section has shortened considerably. The thirty-mile closure has been reduced to a three-mile section of Route 38 from Angelus Oaks to Camp Cedar Falls near mile post marker … [Read more...]

Closure point moved on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 26, 2013 (12:38) - At approximately 9:35 a.m., a fuel tanker laden with gasoline and diesel fuel overturned on State Route 38 near Angelus Oaks.  According to the CHP, an "unknown amount of fuel" has spilled into the surrounding area, and State Route 38 is closed due to the Hazardous Material Incident. Route 38 is closed … [Read more...]

Fuel Spill Prompts Closure of Hwy 38 in Both Directions

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Angeles Oakes, CA, April 26, 2013 -  As of 9:42am this morning, a tanker rollover with a fuel spill was reported on Highway 38.  At this time, Highway 38 remains closed in both directions.  Travelers will need to take an alternate route of Highway 18 to/from Lucerne Valley or Highway 18/330 to/from Highland.  Information obtained at this time … [Read more...]

Highway 38 Closed Due to Police Activity

Big Bear, CA, March 2, 2013 - Highway 38 is currently closed in both directions due to police activity in the area of Barton Flats.  Kbear sources say that authorities have located the vehicle of suspect Brian Forrett who is wanted for attempted murder of a peace officer.  Yesterday morning, Yucaipa deputies responded to a report of an unwanted … [Read more...]