Friday, March 30, 2012

Angeles Crest Highway Opens (Again)

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

District: 8 - Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Contact: Terri Kasinga

Phone: (909) 383-1910 (work) (951) 232-4268 (cell)

San Bernardino County – Caltrans District 8 will again reopen the closed section of State Route 2 (SR 2) between Vincents Gap and Islip Saddle today at 10:00 a.m. The route first closed for winter on December 12, 2011 and reopened on January 10, 2012 for the first time that maintenance employees can remember. It closed again during the latest storm that breached the Inland Empire to allow maintenance crews to focus on snow removal efforts on Interstate 15, and State Routes 138, 2 and 18.

This 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 any future snow fall, storms, or other unforeseen events.

For more roadwork information please visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.