Last storm of the season makes travel difficult in mountainous San Bernardino

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It takes up to 3 or even 4 hours to get from the plains to Running Springs on Hwy 330.

The closure of Highway 18, where Caltrans crews attempt to repair damage from Christmas storms – including a huge sinkhole – has forced many drivers to detour to other roads like the 330. According to Caltrans, 18 will be closed for at least three weeks. .

Drivers are advised to travel with tire chains. Many people who had broken or partial sets were turned back on the road. Drivers are also encouraged to travel with cash in case of an emergency.

Also make sure your tank is full. Deliveries have been affected in the area and many Running Spring gas stations are closed … with no gasoline to offer to people.

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You don’t want to get stuck in a cold storm, in traffic, and running out of fuel.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department is asking people not to park their vehicles on the side of the road when going out and playing in the snow. Look for switch areas, which are safer for you and other drivers.

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With that in mind, if you are trying to get up to the snow … bring water, snacks, and patience.

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