SR 38 Open for Labor Day Weekend

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    • #6483
      cyndijohnson
      Keymaster

      State Route 38 will reopen in both directions for normal traffic as of 5 pm on August 31. Beginning September 7, repairs will continue with one-way flagging operations.

    • #6494
      MikeH
      Participant

      That’s an amazing effort to get the road open.  Nicely done to all involved!

    • #6498
      Ben Parker
      Participant

      Looks like the Radford fire has caused another closure.

      The roads.dot.ca.gov website is reporting the following this morning: SR 38 IS CLOSED FROM ANGELUS OAKS TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE NORTH JCT OF SR 18 (SAN BERNARDINO CO) – DUE TO A WILDFIRE

       

       

       

    • #6502
      BrianD
      Participant

      Saw this start yesterday. We noticed just a plume as we descending from Poopout to Horse Meadows. By Horse Meadows, we could see what looked like thirty foot flames engulging whole trees. Then looking back from Angelus Oaks–full blown wild fire. Crazy how fast this thing got rolling.

    • #6507
      hiker girl
      Participant

      Just when the road was opening up…. 🙁 🙁

      I did San Jacinto today Tu 9/6 planning to Peak it.  Was so hot/humid and did a 20 mi over 5k elev Tour de San Jac with my friend Sun so decided to call it a bit over halfway up.  Got out of town around noon and sure glad I did!

      Could see the Hemet-area Fairview Fire grow significantly in just the morning to early afternoon.  Morning just small plume, later coming down could see the start of what did end up being full-on pyrocumulus clouds and even some firenadoes when it really took off!  Anza area mtns in radar now; we’ll see what the winds do; so sad.  At least they engaged Incident Command so hope they get more air support, engines, and Hot Shot crews!  That fire grew 500 acres in TWO HOURS from 3 pm to 5 pm Tu 9/6!

      Worlds of appreciation for all of our first responders!

      Between mountain-slides, insane heat (driving CA 79 home it was 109; Temecula 107!), fires, now this weekend looking like Kay-Kay tropical winds and rain/storms, I may just have to hike around my block! lol!  Praying for firefighters and all first responders; they have a really (and often literally) uphill battle in these conditions!

      I had to evac in 2007 in San Diego from the Witch Fire.  Embers were spotting miles away; winds so strong were shaking house set in bedrock.  If you are even close to these areas burning now, please pack your car, be ready if even remote chance you may have to skedaddle out.

      Stay safe, everyone, and if you see a first responder, give them a thumbs up and a big thank you!

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