Monday, December 12, 2011

Angeles Crest Highway Closure

Caltrans District 8 (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties) closed the Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) between Vincent’s Gap and Islip Saddle today for the winter. This stretch of mountain highway, is located west of Wrightwood. Caltrans closes this section every winter due to avalanche activity and motorist safety.

SR-2 has sustained damage in recent years from avalanche activity resulting in road loss. In the event that this occurs the opening could be delayed. Caltrans will alert the public and media once SR-2 is ready to reopen, expectedly in spring 2012.

For freeway and highway conditions please go to www.ie511.org or www.go511.com. You can also dial 5-1-1.