STORM is on the Horizon
2019 San Bernardino
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
District 8 is alerting the traveling public that the National Weather Service (NWS) is
predicting a plume of tropical moisture to be lifted along the coastal mountain
slopes beginning Wednesday with heavier rainfall starting Wednesday February 13th
evening through Thursday February 14th.
Snow levels are expected in higher elevations above
rain event will melt snow in the lower regions which causes unstable slopes and
rockfall onto mountain highways. Other areas that may be affected by possible
debris flows and road closures are as follows:
74 and SR 243 in the
Idyllwild/Mountain Center region (Cranston Burn Area).
74 in Lake Elsinore (Holy Fire Burn Area).
38 in Angelus Oaks (Valley Fire Burn Area).
138 west of I-15 (Blue Cut Fire).
2 remains closed from Big Pine to Islip Saddle due to previous snow
• Any state route in the high and low
desert regions may be affected by heavy amounts of rain (such as SR 62, SR 177,
Route 95, etc.)
are reminded to use caution, slow for weather conditions and use headlights
while driving. Avoid
travel during peak storm periods and check road and weather conditions
before you travel. Motorists should anticipate delays and longer travel time. Bring chains
to mountain regions in the event that chain control is necessary in higher
vehicles with water, snacks, blankets, a charged cell phone, flashlight and a
full tank of gas before going to mountain regions.
Caltrans' “Quick Map” for current road conditions and chain requirements at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.
Riverside County Emergency Management
https://www.rivcoready.org/Have-a-Plan/Flooding/Storm-Ready San Bernardino
County Office of Emergency Services