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Caltrans Signals “Get Prepared for the Next Storm”

    During winter storm conditions, motorists should anticipate unexpected delays and closures. Caltrans strives to reduce the frequency and the length of unplanned closures on state highways. The following tips will assist you in making your winter driving experience safe and pleasant: Allow enough time for your trip. Be observant of everything around you. Remember – black ice is nearly invisible! Keep your fuel tank full and your windows clear. Drive as conditions permit – slower acceleration, slower speeds, and slower braking in winter conditions. Reduce speed and leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front...

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Accident on Northshore Blocking Both Lanes In Baldwin Lake Area

Big Bear, Ca, January 20, 2012, 12:00pm – A traffic accident occurred earlier this morning on Northshore Drive, a mile east of Paradise road, which has resulted in the temporary closure of the road between Paradise and Baldwin Lake Road.  The accident involved a Kia, and a semi truck loaded with cinders, with the bed of the semi truck blocking both lanes.  According to Cal Trans the road will be closed for an unknown duration, as 12 tons of cinders will need to be cleaned up, and motorists are advised to use Shay Road to travel in the Baldwin Lake...

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Drive Safe In The Snow

Big Bear, Ca, December 12, 2011, 2:45pm – With winter road conditions in effect KBHR and CalTrans would like to remind motorists to drive carefully, and remind drivers of current chain restrictions.  Currently chains are required on Highway 18 the front grade, portions of Highway 38 through Redlands and Mentone, and on roads within the Big Bear Valley.  Chains are required for 2 wheel drive vehicles, which means you need to install chains on your drive wheels.  Always carry chains or cables when driving in the mountains in the winter months, as it is California Law.   This will secure the safety of the motoring public, the safety of others, and allow CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol to keep these roadways open to...

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Carmegeddon Solution: Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 1:00 pm – With much of Los Angeles in an uproar over the closing of the parts of the 405 this weekend, Big Bear would like to offer a solution.  Come visit our cool mountain air, beautiful lake, great hiking and mountain biking trails, cozy cabins, full-service hotels, and restaurants for any taste, even Nepalese!  No need to travel the 405 freeway to get here.  Big Bear is far away from the city’s congestion and traffic.  Of course, residents, second homeowners, and visitors to Big Bear this past winter and spring are chuckling a little behind their hands.  Having survived a seven month closure on one of Big Bear’s main access highways, two days doesn’t seem like such a big deal.  Now, thanks to the efforts of many people at the state and local level, highway 330 is open.  Big Bear would like to invite those avoiding traffic snarls in Los Angeles for a visit.  It’s a great solution to carmegeddon, this weekend and all year. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30903.mp3|titles=Carmegeddon Solution – Big...

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Paving Repairs on Highway 18 May Cause Delays

Big Bear, Ca June 21, 2011 4:00 pm – A pavement repair project on State Route 18 going towards Lucerne Valley may affect commuters and other travelers on the highway between the hours of 6:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday CalTrans announced this morning.  This portion of the project began in the Big Bear Valley today and is expected to finish in Apple Valley by late August.  Highway 18 pavement repairs from the dam through Fawnskin have been completed.  Delays during this current phase of the project can be expected to be up to 20 minutes.  Motorists traveling the route are asked to watch for reduced speed signs and flagging, and to be particularly careful with workers in the roadway.  In the past 2 months, three CalTrans workers have been hit by vehicles on Southern California highways, and have died from their injuries. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30841.mp3|titles=Highway 18 Paving Repairs Starting June 21,...

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