Category: Roads/Travel

Power Back to BVES Customers After So Cal Edison Outage

Big Bear Lake, CA , January 13, 20176 – In the past twenty-four hours, more than a foot of fresh snow has landed in the Big Bear region with the unintended consequence of knocking out power early Friday morning to the Big Bear Valley region, impacting thousands of BVES and Southern California Edison customers. SCE crews worked throughout the morning to restore power after an Edison facility was compromised by Friday’s storm, knocking out power to the region. At 3:36 a.m. on Friday, an electrical malfunction occurred at Southern California Edison’s Goldhill substation affecting the SCE power supply line serving Edison and...

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Don’t Trash The Mountains

Big Bear, CA, December 29, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to San Bernardino Mountain resorts this winter for recreation. The California Department of Transportation released survey data in June 2016 that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Yesterday, the Director of Caltrans District 8 joined San Bernardino County Supervisor (Second District) Janice Rutherford, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Forestry with support from the United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, Sheriff’s Department and County Public Works for a news conference to urge the public to...

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A Safe Holiday For All

Big Bear, CA, December 27, 2016 – At this time of the year, Driving Under the Influence related accidents can be at the highest due to the extremely dangerous occurrence of drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel. The Breakthrough Task Force strongly encourages individuals to celebrate safely, never drink and drive, and plan ahead before drinking alcohol. It is important for individuals to prepare for a safe way home and can do so by utilizing the Big Bear Designated Driver Program. The Program celebrates the use of a designated driver when family or friends are out enjoying the festivities...

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CalTrans Paving Project On State Route 18

Big Bear, CA, December 19, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation District 8 will be fog sealing and refreshing the temporary striping on State Route 18 this week between Running Springs and Snow Valley. This is to enhance the safety of the roadway during winter weather. The work is scheduled for Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 21 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Lane closures will be required so please plan on extra time for your commute. Know before you...

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Distracted Driving is No Accident

Big Bear, CA, November 11, 2016 – Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions are 100 percent preventable, because distracted driving is a choice. Though there are numerous distractions a driver must manage, cell phone use is the most prevalent. With multiple modes of communication and instant entertainment at their fingertips, drivers are constantly engaging in cell phone use while driving. To combat this issue the California Highway Patrol is launching a statewide Adult Distracted Drivers traffic safety program. This program is...

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