Load of lumber spilled into creek    

 ​PHOTO Courtesy of Big Bear Lake Sheriff Department

Caltrans UPDATE 5:00 P.M.:

SR 38 Downbound Lanes opened in the Barton Flats area at 4:40 P.M., Thursday afternoon, with one-way traffic control to both upbound and downbound directions. All lanes on State  Route 38 will open at dark.

If there is remaining lumber to be removed, the lanes will go back to the previous one-lane open and traffic control, until Friday morning. 

Caltrans UPDATE 1:00 P.M.:

The overturned big rig on SR 38 (closed between Angelus Oaks and Lake Williams).  The truck-tractor has been up righted and the lumber is being removed from the creek below.  The boards are about 40 feet long and over 100 of them in the creek.  The boards are being removed one at a time.

The estimated time of opening SR 38 is between 4 to 6 hours (3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. ).

UPDATE: 10:10 A.M.  State Route 38 Will reopen at approximately 2:00 P.M. 

Report that there are NO injuries and No Hazmat necessary to the lumber spill.

Thursday morning at 7:22 A.M. a traffic collision was reported on State Route 38 involving an overturned big rig carrying a load of lumber. The accident happened approximately five miles east of Angelus Oaks near mile-marker #5553 at Barton Flats. 

As a result, law enforcement called for a hard closure on SR-38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams near Erwin Lake. 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.

Emergency responding to the overturned truck incident are:

US Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County – Big Bear Sheriff, California Highway Patrol.