Posts Tagged ‘Road Closure’

Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it becomes available as crews work to remove the truck and debris from the roadway.


(Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.)

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cautionGood morning! We have received several inches of snow overnight and it is still snowing steadily here in Big Bear Lake. We are still expecting quite a bit more of the white stuff and while that is great news, it does make the roads hazardous!

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Here is the latest update on the weather and road conditions in Big Bear as of 7:30 AM on 3/1/14:

3-1-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

Road Conditions as of 7:30 AM on 3/1/14 in Big Bear


State Route 38 (Big Bear City to Redlands)
Open – use caution road debris is some areasChains Required – R2 

State Route 18 (Big Bear City to Lucerne Valley)
Open – Chains Required R2

State Route 18 (Big Bear Lake to Running Springs)
Closed due to storm – Chains Required – R2

Highways in the Big Bear Valley
Open – Chains Required – R2 

Highway 330 (Running Springs to Highland)
Open – Chains Required – R2

Caltrans Chain Control Requirement Levels:

R-0: No Restrictions
R-1: Chains or snow tread tires required. Snow tires must have a tread depth of 6/32″ with an M&S imprint on the tire’s sidewall.
R-2: Chains required on all vehicles, except four-wheel drives or all-wheel drives with snow tread tires on all four wheels. Four-wheel drives must carry chains in the vehicle. If you have four-wheel drive, engage it. Use 4-Low only if your vehicle becomes stuck.
R-3: Chains required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

IT’S THE LAW: Carry tire chains at all times during winter travel in the mountains!


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RS Vacations has just received the following information from the City of Big Bear Lake:

**UPDATE: Highway 38 is now reopened to all traffic**

Here is the latest update regarding the Hwy. 38 closure…

 A tanker truck with approximately 10,000 gallons of fuel overturned on State Route 38 (SR 38) about one mile above Angelus Oaks this morning at approximately 9:35 a.m. causing a major fuel spill.  As a result SR 38 is closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams.

 The incident will require hazardous material clean up with a contractor.

 The route will be closed for an unknown duration:  At least until tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Be advised that this could become a long term closure for cleanup.

 Motorists traveling to Big Bear or any area above Angelus Oaks must take SR 330 or SR 18 as a detour.  Motorists may also use SR 18 from Lucerne Valley to Big Bear.  Motorists leaving the Big Bear area on SR 38 will not be permitted to travel below Lake Williams.



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