Roads approach 80% clearance
The San Bernardino Sheriff Department and other First Responders Sunday
continued their efforts to rescue trapped
residents and transport them to shelters. For rescue information,
call the County's 24-hour help line at 909-387-3911.
As of March 5th, Sunday
morning, the online interactive snow removal map created by the
County Public Works Department showed that 409 miles or 79 percent of the
roadways maintained by San Bernardino County had been made passable by crews
working around the clock since last week from Mt. Baldy and Wrightwood to the
eastern edge of the Big Bear Valley.
Please view this video documenting the County's
Passable means at least one lane open with less than 8
inches of snow, which can be navigated by four-wheel drive vehicles with
As of this afternoon, 100 percent of the County roads in
Wrightwood County Maintained Roads are at 100% passable with properly equipped
vehicles and crews are working on clearing and widening the roads.
County Public Works crews also continue to make progress
servicing County-maintained roads in the Crestline and Lake Arrowhead area,
where more than 60 percent of the roads are now passable
Please avoid driving and parking on newly-plowed
roads. The pathways are needed for emergency vehicles and additional plowing.
While the County is closing in on 100 percent clearance
of County-maintained roads, those who live on privately owned roads must need
to contact a private contractor to remove snow. The County and Caltrans
are prohibited from plowing private property.
For other snow guidance from DPW, visit our Snow Removal Frequently Asked Questions site.
Meanwhile, mountain residents are urged to remember that
if they make to down-the-hill on either State Route 18 or State Route 330,
there is a very strong chance they won’t be allowed back up. For those who find
themselves stranded down the hill, there is a Red Cross shelter at
Redlands East Valley High School. For assistance, call 909-387-3911.