Last week, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced $1.5 millions in funding for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads that suffered serious damage as a result of wildfires in Riverside County. This Federal grant comes after Dr. Ruiz and other federal lawmakers sought a formal disaster declaration making the State eligible for […]
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The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Hill from 3:10 p.m. through 6:15 p.m. The areas which may be receive a deluge of rain include Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Anza, Lake Hemet and San Jacinto Peak. A 3:08 p.m. the NWS doppler radar indicated thunderstorms over Lake Hemet which will likely produce […]
Caltrans, in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire and the US Forest Service, will reopen State Route 243 to all traffic today, Friday, Aug. 16, at noon. No work will be conducted over the weekend to allow full access to residents and motorists. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 19, traffic control will be in place […]
Cal Trans Public Information Officer Joy M. Sepulveda reported that Highway 243 may re-open Saturday, Aug. 17. A subcontractor was to begin repairing the metal beam guardrail Wednesday, Aug. 14, and will be working 12 hours shifts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highway 243 is estimated to be open by Saturday. An emergency project […]
About 7 p.m., California Highway Patrol reported the closure of Hwy 243 southbound to Idyllwild will be closed indefinitely until the road can be cleared. At about 5:15, CHP reported a hit and run accident, with no injuries. This has resulted in a massive traffic jam on Hwy 243 north to Banning. It is located […]