SNOW in the

San Bernardino Mountains




At 3:49 P.M. Sunday, January 13, 2019, the National Weather Service has predicted   a Winter Storm in the San Bernardino Mountains, beginning Monday late morning. Heavy snowfall is possible with the snow level hovering around 5000 feet.  The storm could continue until mid-morning Tuesday.   

Some locations above 7000 feet could see a foot or more snow during the period. 

Motorists, plan on treacherous driving conditions on mountain roads especially Monday high through Tuesday. Remember it is The Law that vehicles always carry chains. 

Winds will be moderate with gusts up to 40MPH (Big Bear Valley the wind gusts could be higher).   


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From Terri Kasinga Caltrans District 8 Chief, Public and Media Affairs


Tips to make your travels safe and enjoyable.


• Never drive impaired! Designate a driver.


• Know before you go! Check Caltrans Quickmap for traffic conditions at   Listen to local radio stations or television for traffic conditions on the routes you plan to travel.


• Bring chains if you are traveling to the mountain areas – it is recommended to have chains in your vehicle during winter months. Also, make sure your gas tank is full before going up the hill. For chain guidelines please go to   


• Chain installers are available on most mountain routes during chain control – please use the Caltrans approved chain installers with authorized bibs – for your safety and to protect your vehicle.


• For long trips – bring water, warm clothing, blankets, a charged cell phone and charger, medications, snacks, and other necessary items.


• Do not attempt to pass through road closure signs. Never drive through running water or flooded roadways. Turn around – don’t drown!   


• Be a safe and courteous driver. It only adds a few minutes to your travel time and makes it a more enjoyable drive for everyone!


Before you leave and as you travel, check road conditions often.


1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 511 (where available)

Also available on the Internet at:


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