Category: Roads/Travel

Storm Event Causes Major Damage in the Cajon Pass

San Bernardino, CA – The California Department of Transportation is informing the traveling public that a section of southbound Interstate 15 collapsed Friday evening, February 17, during an epic storm event.  A dry creek bed that runs along the southbound side of the interstate overflowed and washed away the rock slope protection below the roadbed.  It then eroded the lower slope and caused the shoulder and number 5 lane to collapse for a 200 foot section of the route. A $3 million project was authorized to begin emergency repairs to I-15. Caltrans Construction engineers and Maintenance crews devised a plan to restripe lanes on southbound I-15 to allow four lanes of traffic to motorists while the repairs take place. The contractor will work behind k-rail to repair the fallen roadbed and damaged slope. This will allow a longer period of time to make permanent, rather than temporary repairs, with concrete instead of asphalt. THE LANES IN THIS SECTION OF I-15 WILL BE REDUCED IN SIZE FROM THE NORMAL WIDTH.  MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO REDUCE THEIR SPEED THROUGH THE WORK ZONE AND DRIVE FOR THOSE CONDITIONS.  BE ALERT AND DO NOT CHANGE LANES THORUGH THE RESTRIPED PORTION OF...

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Traffic and Snow Plowing Issues

Big Bear Lake, CA –  On February 13, 2017 members of the community, City Council and City staff gathered in the Performing Arts Center to discuss the recent frustrations which resulted from the January 2017 snow storms. David Lawrence City Engineer/Director of Public works offered a recap of snow plow operations during the January 19-January 23 snow storm. This once in ten year snow event caused a number of issues for residents and visitors alike due to snow removal issues and overcrowded streets. Following presentations from representatives of Snow Summit, Big Bear Fire Authority, United States Forest Service, and...

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Forest Falls Area Landslide

UPDATE:  Due to the potential for incoming weather to impact the volatile landslide at Forest Falls, the Bear Valley Unified School District has made the decision to close Fallsvale Elementary School for Friday, February 17th.     Authorities are closely monitoring a landslide in the area of Forest Falls which began sliding on Thursday.  According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the slide area is directly behind the fire station on Valley of the Falls Drive.  The slide did stabilize in the mid-afternoon hours, however, there is concern for continued movement with the upcoming rain, snow and high winds expected on Friday.  Four homes, and the fire station, are threatened.  Two of the homes are vacant and residents of the two remaining homes have voluntarily evacuated.  Additionally, firefighters have relocated their equipment out of the fire station.  According to the Public Information Officer for County Fire, they will continue to monitor the situation and adjust their plan as needed.  Valley of the Falls Drive is the main roadway in and out of Forest Falls and is open at this time.  Travel on Highway 38 is not impacted by this situation....

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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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Motorcycle Accident With Major Injuries Below Running Springs

Running Springs, CA – On Thursday, February 9, at approximately 3:40 pm, Arrowhead Area officers responded to the scene of a traffic accident on SR-330, south of Lower Fredalba Road. Mr. Robert Thompson, 34 years old, and a resident of El Paso, Texas, was riding a yellow, 2003, Victory Freedom Motorcycle, southbound on SR-330, south of Lower Fredalba Road. Mr. Thompson lost control of his motorcycle which overturned onto its left side. Mr. Thompson was ejected from his motorcycle and consequently collided with an adjacent wood/metal guardrail. He was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center with an altered level...

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