Friday , 21 October 2016
(photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

Latest Info on I-15 Freeway Closure

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif: ( Like an eerie scene out of a horror film, the main artery of the Victor Valley, known as the I-15 freeway remained desolate and ghost-like Wednesday evening.

CHP officials told Victor Valley News there is no estimated time frame of when the freeway will reopen. “We don’t anticipate the freeway will reopen tonight,” stated officials.

The 15 freeway remains closed northbound at the 15/215 interchange and southbound at Main Street and Highway 138 is also still closed.

“We have a constant assessment of the roadway conditions. There is significant damage done by the fire to guardrails and some of the power lines that are affecting traffic in the center median, said Rich Stewart with the California Highway Patrol during a Wednesday morning press conference.

As the Blue Cut Fire continues to burn in San Bernardino County near the Cajon Pass, Southern California Edison crews are working with first responders to help reopen the I-15 freeway and the railway corridor.

SCE is also prioritizing the restoration of critical services such as the water pumping stations in the Cajon Pass.

“We are continuing to reassess that throughout the day and hopefully, we get that open as soon as possible,” stated Stewart.

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