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 near Mt. Edna
There is no estimate of when the traffic will be cleared.
There are also reports that traffic is slowing and stopping on Hwy 74 in Mountain Center near the intersection with Hwy. 243.