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...]

Tour Bus Crash Results in Fatalities and Closure of Hwy 38

Yucaipa, CA, February 3, 2013 - UPDATE: 11:24PM - The driver of the tour bus reported a problem with the brakes prior to Sunday night's accident on Highway 38 that has already claimed the lives of 8 people and has left many others injured, some serious.  The tour bus was returning to Tujana, Mexico, from Big Bear.  UPDATE: 10:27PM - Caltrans is … [Read more...]

Highway Maintenance This Week

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 15, 2012, 7pm - Caltrans is doing maintenance work on mountain highways this week. One-way closures will be in effect on Highway 18 from Lakeview Point to the Big Bear Dam through Thursday. Flagging operations will be in effect for both directions from 8am until 4pm each day. Roadwork is also scheduled on Highway 38 … [Read more...]

Mill Fire in Yucaipa Area 100% Contained

UPDATE - October 22, 2011, 10:00pm - The Mill Fire is located east of the Mill Creek Ranger Station and south of Highway 38 on Yucaipa Ridge. There was no significant fire activity Friday night or Saturday. Full containment was reached Saturday evening and the fire was declared controlled. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The incident … [Read more...]

Caltrans Busy Repairing Gaurdrails

Big Bear, Ca, October 10, 2011, 12:00pm - Caltrans will be busy this week repairing guardrails on roads leading to and from the Big Bear Valley.  Today there will be flagging on the back grade at Cushenberry Grade until 2:00pm.  Tomorrow flagging will occur on Highway 18 from the Big Bear Dam to Talbot in Big Bear, on Wednesday, guardrails will … [Read more...]

Highway 38 Scheduled To Reopen In Time For Tuesday Morning Traffic!

Big Bear, Ca, September 26, 2011, 11:00am - Motorists, especially those that utilize Highway 38 for their daily commute will be happy to know that required repairs to Highway 38 are in the final stages today.  The highway was has been closed since last Tuesday after an oil tanker overturned on 38, resulting in a fuel spill that released … [Read more...]

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...]

Highway 38 Will Remain Closed Through The Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Cal Trans

Big Bear, Ca, September 22, 2011, 3:00pm - Highway 38 remains closed east of Angelus Oaks as a result of an oil tanker overturning earlier this week, resulting in over 6,000 gallons of fuel being spilt on the roadway.  According to Cal Trans, Highway 38 is set to remain closed this weekend, and no reopen date has been set at this time.  The … [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...]

Water Project To Affect Highway 38

CA Department of Water Resources

Big Bear, Ca April 25, 2011 8:00 am - According to Cal Trans, the California Department of Water Resources project to expand the Crafton Hills Reservoir may affect traffic on Highway 38 at Bryant Street in Yucaipa beginning today.  Between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays, motorists can expect possible lane closures or flagging, and reduced … [Read more...]