Riverside CountyHighway 243 was closed between the 10 Freeway in Banning and Hurley Flats Road in the San Bernardino National Forest after half of the roadway eroded near Lake Fulmor, creating a giant chasm. There was no estimate on when the damage could be repaired. Residents of Idyllwild, Mountain Center and Pine Cove were being asked to shelter in place because of deteriorating road conditions, county officials said in a tweet. Idyllwild School at 26700 Highway 243 in Idyllwild was being set up as a care and reception center.
- In Anza, Kirby Road was closed due to flooding.
- In the Desert Hot Springs areaDillon Road between Worsley Road and Vía Diablo.
- In Cabazon, Esperanza Avenue was closed.
San Bernardino CountyHeavy mudflow was creating concerns near the 15 Freeway’s Cajon Pass and Highway 138. Motorists were advised to drive safely and never pass through rushing water. State Route 74 reopened after closing from Grand Avenue to Orange County line until around 4:30 p.m. for mud and debris removal, Caltrans said. The following roads were closed Thursday afternoon due to a road losses:
- State Route 243 was closed from the 10 Freeway to State Route 74.
- State Route 18 was closed from Big Bear Dam to Boulder Bay.
- State Route was closed from Lake Hemet to Borco East of Valle Vista.
Several other roads were closed in the county Thursday morning:
Update: SR-243, there are two closures in place. Hurley Flats to I-10, and at Saunders Meadow. pic.twitter.com/LUHRxHYwM2— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) February 14, 2019
- State Route 18 from Snow Valley to Big Bear Dam.
- State Route 173 from State Route 138 to Summit Valley Road.
- State Route 83 from State Route 71 to Pine Avenue.
- State Route 2 was closed from Big Pine to Islip Saddle.
In the Angeles National Forest, Mt Baldy Road was closed in the area of Snow Crest Lodge due to flooding.
Little Arctic Circle in Big Bear Lake is closed from Boulder Bay Park to Big Bear Dam due to Highway 18 washing away with a flooded waterfall. pic.twitter.com/LIgliLb9rw— Big Bear Sheriff (@BigBearSheriff) February 14, 2019
Mt Baldy Road at Snowcrest is currently closed due to flooding. pic.twitter.com/FCeu8PNAqN— Mt Baldy Fire Department (@MtBaldyFire) February 14, 2019
Los Angeles CountyIn Long Beach, he 710 Freeway was temporarily closed near PCH about 4:30 a.m. after a BMW got stuck in a flooded portion of the roadway and needed help getting out, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. Commuters who may come across flooded roadways Thursday were reminded by the Weather Service to “turn around, don’t drown.” Further up the coast, Topanga Canyon Boulevard was closed from PCH to Grand View Drive amid mud and debris slides, with some cars stranded on the road, Caltrans said. Motorists were asked to avoid the area.
Several road closures had been in place in Burbank, including on Country Club Drive, a steep street experienced dangerous mudflow as residents were trying to evacuated during a storm last year. They were lifted shortly before 2 p.m., but residents were urged to keep updated on conditions with more rain expected later in the week.
TRAFFIC ALERT: SR-27 (Topanga Canyon Blvd) is CLOSED from SR-1 (PCH) to Grand View Drive due to mud and debris slides. Cars are stranded on S curves. Avoid the area. Seek alternate routes. #BeWorkZoneAlert Drive safe. pic.twitter.com/PevuJsuZNe— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) February 14, 2019
In Hermosa Beach, a sinkhole prompted road closures in the area of 35th Street and Palm Drive Roadway. Video showed a crew working to repair the sinkhole.
UPDATE: All previous road closures in Burbank have been re-opened. With more rain expected this weekend and into next week, please follow Burbank Police on social media for updates. For Nixle mobile alert notifications, text your zip code to 888-777. Opt out at any time. pic.twitter.com/nPbMTaJL65— Burbank Police (@BurbankPD) February 14, 2019
Orange CountyOfficials had to close a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway from Seapoint Street to Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach due to flooding, a Police Department spokesperson told KTLA. Caltrans later updated the closure information stating the highway was closed from Seapoint Street to Warner Avenue. It was unclear how long the closure would be in place.
In Brea, eastbound Carbon Canyon Road was shut down from Valencia Avenue to the San Bernardino County line due to flooding around 12:30 p.m., and the closure was expected to last at least four hours.
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH/SR-1) is shut down in both directions at Seapoint to Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach for an unknown duration. For more traffic info go to our website: https://t.co/0mHKv5sXQk #SigAlert #CaltransOC #PCH #Flooding pic.twitter.com/BaQGzLIu7o— Caltrans OC (@CaltransOC) February 14, 2019
Flooding also prompted multiple closures in Laguna Beach. Laguna Canyon between Canyon Acres and El Toro was shut down, as was Broadway Street between Beach and PCH, according to Laguna Beach officials.
CARBON CANYON CLOSURE – FEBRUARY 14, 2019. Due to flooding, CalTrans has closed E/B Carbon Canyon Road from Valencia to the San Bernardino County Line. The closure is expected to last a minimum of 4 hours. Please use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/r8NdZbc9Y9— Brea Police Dept (@BreaPD) February 14, 2019
LBGOV: Laguna Canyon is closed between Canyon Acres and El Toro due to flooding. Also, Westbound El Toro is currently closed at the 73 toll road to Laguna Canyon Road due to flooding.— City of Laguna Beach (@lagunabeachgov) February 14, 2019
***NEW FLOODING ALERT***— Laguna Beach Police (@LagunaBeachPD) February 14, 2019
Broadway Street has been closed between Beach Street and Coast Highway due to potential flooding. Use Alternate routes until further notice. pic.twitter.com/mEYIIfZz5c