Heavy snow traps 600 vehicles on State Route 38 between Angelus Oaks, Big Bear

Heavy snow trapped nearly 600 vehicles for hours Monday morning on State Route 38 between Angelus Oaks and Big Bear.

The California Highway Patrol worked for hours to clear stranded motorists along the route.

State Route 38 was finally reopened in both directions around 3 a.m. Chains are being required for all non-4-wheel-drive vehicles.

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