1:15 P.M. UPDATE

State Route 38 – Is CLOSED

Due to Avalance



Thursday Morning, February 21 2019, Temperature 22` COLD, at 11:30 A.M. Big Bear Lake, California

Storm Alerts have been consistently being reported and updated by local Fire Departments, Caltrans and California  Highway Patrol reporting on traffic accidents, traffic problems, road closures ( reminder: There are only three (3) roads in and out of Big Bear Valley.   


Weather & Roads UPDATE: 


State Route 18 -   Is CLOSED from the Highland area north of the State Route 330 Junction to Snow Valley to the Big Bear Lake Dam, due to a Rock Slide & Caltrans reconstructing since the Valentines Day incident.  the


CHAINS are Required on All Vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels and carry chains that are sized to the vehicle.


State Route 38 - Is CLOSED from the east of Mentone at Bryant Street to west of State Route 18 to Erwin Lake/Big Bear City communities.   







PLEASE WE ASK that Everyone stock vehicles with water, snacks, blankets, a charged cell phone, flashlight and a full tank of gas before going to mountain regions. For safe winter driving tips and chain control information please go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/winter.html


Because of the constant updates from the authorized agencies (CHP & CALTRANS) we suggest Big Bear Lake NewsRoom Viewers and Mountain Residents, research the latest Weather and Road conditions at this website: http://www.bigbearlake.net/road-conditions 

As well as Check out Caltrans' Quick Map for current road conditions and chain requirements at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov 

For real-time traffic, download the Quick Map app on iTunes or Google Play.  






CLICK HERE:  http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov 


For emergency services:


San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services https://www.sbcfire.org/Programs/ReadySetGoFlood.aspx




By E T Russell