Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Angeles Crest Highway Opens


Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
District:
8 - Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Contact:
Terri Kasinga
Phone:
(909) 383-1910 (work) (951) 232-4268 (cell)

Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) Winter Closure Section Reopens Today

San Bernardino County – Caltrans District 8 is reopening the closed section of the Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) between Vincents Gap and Islip Saddle today at 1:30 p.m. The route was closed for winter on December 12, 2011. This is the first time that maintenance employees can remember the route ever opening this early during winter. The stretch of mountain highway, located west of Wrightwood leading to Los Angeles County, typically closes every winter due to heavy snow, avalanche activity, and concern for motorist safety and does not reopen until Memorial Day.

Due to a low level of snow fall to date this winter, Maintenance crews were able to clear the route of debris, clean the drainage facilities, and prepare the roadway for opening to the traveling public and sightseeing enthusiasts.

Motorists are advised that the route is subject to closure in the event of heavy snow fall, storms, or other unforeseen events.

For more roadwork information please visit IE511.org.