Category: Roads/Travel

Quick Hitting Pacific Storm to Roll Through This Afternoon and Evening

Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2016 – A fast-moving but vigorous Pacific cold front will sweep across our region from this afternoon through this evening. This system will spread brief heavy rain, high mountain snow, and strong winds to the area. There will also be isolated thunderstorms over the coast, valleys and mountains. The main impact will be widespread wind gusts over 40 mph. Secure loose objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture. When you’re on the road, slow down. Crosswinds make it harder to control vehicles, especially high profile and/or lightweight vehicles. If driving in the desert, visibility...

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Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign

Big Bear, CA, March 5th, 2016 – Caltrans unveiled its new stormwater public education and outreach campaign “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, keeping them drinkable, swimmable and fishable. Clean water is essential for our quality of life in California, and it’s important to ‘Protect Every Drop’, Every motorist needs to do their part to keep California’s waterways clean.  The campaign will address several actions the public can take, including: ·         Performing routine...

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Caltrans Gives Tips for Reducing Water Pollution During Rainy Season

Big Bear, CA, February 21st, 2016 – As we head further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of “El Nino,” there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased storm water pollution. By following the tips below, drivers can help do their part to reduce pollution in our waterways during the rainy season: Inspect and maintain your car regularly: Vehicles that are not maintained are a key source of storm water pollution. Visual inspection and routine maintenance go a...

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High Winds Accompany Incoming Storm

Big Bear, CA, February 17, 2016 – According to the National Weather Service, a storm approaching from the Pacific Northwest today will drive a cold front south across the state on Thursday. The storm will generate strong, possibly damaging winds over the mountains and adjacent desert areas of San Bernardino County. All mountains of Southern California will see strong winds Wednesday night into Thursday. But the area of greatest concern for wind extends along the ridge tops of the San Bernardino Mountains and adjacent desert foothill areas from Pinion Hills and Phelan, east through Hesperia, to near Lucerne Valley. Highways 18 and 247...

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Winter Storm Underway

Big Bear CA, January 31st, 2016 – Our current winter storm is now underway and the National Weather Service predicts rain with snow today likely before 10am, then just snow. Chance of precipitation is 100% and new snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches is possible during the day, as well as some thunder.  As we move into Sunday night an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow is possible.  Along with very heavy winds with gusts as high as 55 mph. As the snow continues to fall the roads will become more of a challenge to drive on....

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