Flooding again closes Road to Big Bear

Flash flooding closed a section of Highway 38 near Big Bear Monday afternoon.

The road was closed at Jenks Lake Rd. Valley of the Falls Dr. was the City of Big Bear Lake In a tweet.

An earlier storm produced heavy rainfall in the region Monday morning. National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for Big Bear up to 3:45 pm.

After heavy rains had passed through the El Dorado Fire burn scar, Highway 38 was covered in mud and debris on Sunday.

According to Caltrans, several vehicles were trapped but no injuries were reported.

On Sept. 5, 2021, the El Dorado Fire broke out when a couple with their young children held a baby gender reveal at El Dorado Ranch Park at Yucaipa at the foot the San Bernardino Mountains. Charles Morton, leader of the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad, was killed when flames engulfed an area where firefighters were putting out fires.


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