Highway 18 near Crestline closed after storm damages roadway

ByLeticia Juarez and ABC7.com staff KABC logo
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Highway 18 near Crestline closed for storm damage
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A portion of Highway 18 near Crestline was washed out by the storm and Caltrans is warning drivers to be careful on all mountain roads after heavy rain.

CRESTLINE, Calif. (KABC) -- A portion of Highway 18 is now shut down near Crestline due to the recent storm.

Part of the road was washed out and slid down the hillside after this week's heavy rain.

Caltrans says it could be days or even weeks before the roadway is fixed.

For now the agency says people should use other ways to get around.

They urge drivers to avoid travel on mountain roads during the storm.

The agency noted that washouts on mountain roads during storms is common, saying there were similar problems on state routes 243 in Riverside County and 111 heading toward Palm Springs.