STORM ALERT !
TUESDAY November 27, 2018__San Bernardino____
The California Department of
Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting the traveling public that a
significant winter storm will arrive in the Inland/Mountain/Desert communities
of Riverside and San Bernardino counties Wednesday evening.
Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rain and snow during the storm events.
Caltrans is advising motorists of winter driving tips and some possible impacts
during the storms.
Snow is predicted in mountain regions of at
least four inches beginning in higher elevations dropping down to the
5,000-foot level as the storm progresses. Chains will be required in mountain areas.
Remember to bring chains even if it not snowing so you don’t get caught without
them during sudden weather changes.
Mud and debris flows are always possible during
heavy rain events. Recent burn areas such as State Route- 38 through Forest
Falls/Mountain Home Village (Valley Fire), State Route- 74 and State Route- 243
in Idyllwild and Mountain Center (Cranston Fire), and State Route- 74 and Interstate-15
in Corona/Lake Elsinore (Holy Fire) are areas of concern.
and road closures may be possible in these regions due to the threat of debris
flows. Desert regions are also subject to debris flows and road closures.
areas typically experience increased rock fall during and after storm events.
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For emergency information in Riverside County go to https://www.rivcoready.org/
County go to https://www.sbcfire.org/Programs/ReadySetGoFlood.aspx.
Urban freeways and routes are subject to
flooding during heavy downpours or extended periods of rain. Never try to drive
through debris flows, large puddles or standing water.
DRIVE past ROAD CLOSED signs and always follow commands and instructions
from Caltrans personnel, CHP/law enforcement and emergency responders.
Substances that build up on roadways such as oil
and other vehicle fluids, can lead to slippery roads and the loss of tire
friction. These substances mixed with water create a greasy layer that becomes
slippery and can cause vehicles to hydroplane, which means you will slide on
the roadway without control of the vehicle.
Below are some helpful safety tips:
First, before you drive, check travel
conditions, road closures and chain controls at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.
Check your tires and wipers. Make sure they are in good condition. Have a full
tank of gas.
Slow down when driving in adverse
weather conditions! Reduce your speed when roadways are icy or wet or your
sight distance is affected.
Avoid travel during heavy rain or
Leave at least three car lengths between
you and the vehicle in front of you.
Turn on your
lights – the law says your lights must be on when windshield wipers
Try and stay in the center lanes –
puddles typically form on the shoulder and median. Try to drive in the tracks
of the vehicle in front of you at a safe distance.
ü Do not use cruise control.
sudden acceleration and braking. Do not make sudden turns or lane changes
and slow down and be more cautious when driving on curvy roads due to traction,
ice and standing water.
a charged cell phone (charger), food, water, medications, flashlight, warm
clothing/blankets and appropriate footwear in case you become stranded.