Tag: Highway 38

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 Genders was negotiating a left curve when he allowed his vehicle to veer approximately 50 feet off the right side of the roadway into a drainage culvert  His vehicle came to rest on its wheels near Cold Creek. Genders was pronounced dead at the scene; the cause of the collision and cause of death remain under...

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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 traffic detours. The fire is burning north of Mill Creek Road in the Santa Ana riverbed and has not yet reached any forest boundary. Smoke from the Mill Fire may be visible in the Big Bear Valley later this...

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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...

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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 below Angeles Oakes depositing an estimated 4,000 gallons of fuel onto the roadway and surrounding...

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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 as much fuel out of Cold Creek as possible. The only way to do that is to keep the highway closed until we and the CHP feel it’s safe for both crews and the public.” Cold Creek runs just 15 feet from Highway 38, providing unfettered access to the gas and diesel that spilled from a tanker after it overturned. A division of the CDFW, the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response, called in 40 contractors immediately after the incident on April...

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