caltranslogo.Jpg “Don’t travel the Cajon Pass area Today, unless absolutely necessary!” Terri Kasinga, PIO District 8.   

Wednesday 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, unlimited amount of vehicles have collided, due to zero visibility.

UPDATES will be posted throughout the day. Editor E T Russell

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UPDATES:  Big 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. 

 

Responding agencies were: Caltrans, California Highway Patrol – Inland Division, San Bernardino County Fire Department.

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May 30 2018 11:40 A.M.

CAJON PASS: #SBCoFD onscene 3rd ALARM MCI Traffic Collision SB-15 between Oak Hills and Hwy138. Multiple vehicles with updated patient count of 10 immediates, 17 delayed.

 

May 30 2018 11:40 A.M.

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Replying to @SBCOUNTYFIRE

I 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 concern....

 

May 30 2018 11:40 A.M.

Cajon(Update): Heavy fog in the area contributing to additional collisions. Multiple resources responding into the area.

 

(The following updates were twitted between 12:00 Noon and 1:45 PM, Wednesday May 30 2018)

Cajon(Update): Resources assigned - 10 engines, 1 truck, 1 heavy rescue, 14 ambulances, 5 chief officers.

 

Cajon(Update): 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 incident.

 

Cajon(Update): Transport of all patients complete. Beginning to release engine companies. SB15 remains closed in support of operations. 

 

Cajon(Final): All 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





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