“Don’t travel the Cajon Pass area Today, unless absolutely necessary!”
Terri Kasinga, PIO District 8.
I-15 Cajon Pass, photos by San Bernardino County Fire
CALTRANS ALERT Major
Collision on Interstate15 at the Cajon Pass …. Between Oakdale and Highway 138,
amount of vehicles have collided, due to zero visibility.
will be posted throughout the day. Editor E T Russell
Bear Lake NewsRoom elected to refer to San
Bernardino County Fire twitter accounting of the Cajon Pass Wednesday
Incident. All responding agencies were immediately overwhelmed with challenges
of the dense fog and the rush to assist the many stranded motorists and
prioritizing the injured; therefore details of the chain-reaction accident were
hampered. This reporter was keeping in
contact with Caltrans Terri Kasinga, who was dealing with the weather issues while
determining the road conditions on Interstate 15. Soon after the 11:30 A.M. incident, Caltrans
closed the northbound lanes, but left the southbound lanes open for emergency vehicles.
agencies were: Caltrans, California Highway Patrol – Inland Division, San Bernardino
County Fire Department.
30 2018 11:40 A.M.
onscene 3rd ALARM MCI Traffic Collision SB-15 between Oak Hills and Hwy138.
Multiple vehicles with updated patient count of 10 immediates, 17 delayed.
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have seen fog in this area in the winter but never this close to summer. The
fog can get so thick it is hard to see other cars lights unless they have their
hazards on and people drive through this at like 100 mph with seemingly little
Heavy fog in the area contributing to additional collisions. Multiple resources
responding into the area.
following updates were twitted between 12:00 Noon and 1:45 PM, Wednesday May 30
Resources assigned - 10 engines, 1 truck, 1 heavy rescue, 14 ambulances, 5
ALS resources have completed re-triage. 2 Immediate, 15 Minors. Numerous
drivers and occupants declining treatment. ME302 is Southbound IC. Traffic is
backed up to Main St in Hesperia. Extremely low visibility in the area of the
Transport of all patients complete. Beginning to release engine companies. SB15
remains closed in support of operations.
units have been released. @CHPInland
remains on scene for investigation.
1:24 PM - 30 May 2018
ALL LANES JUST
REOPENED ON SOUTHBOUND I-15 IN CAJON PASS! #CALTRANS8