HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Heavy rainfall, emergency lane closures, and traffic collisions are contributing to delays for motorists traveling along the I-15 freeway on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
At about 3:00 am, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed a lane on both the north and southbound sides between Ranchero Road and Main Street, due to possible flooding on the freeway.
The slowdown on the SB-15 begins just north of Main Street in Hesperia and continues with stop-and-go traffic down to the 15/215 interchange in the Cajon Pass.
At 9:07 am, a two-vehicle crash was reported on the SB-15, just south of Ranchero Road involving a white Ford Transit van and a Chevy Tahoe SUV. No injuries were reported and the vehicles were able to exit at the off-ramp.
At 9:19 am, according to CHP incident logs, a white Toyota Camry became disabled after crashing with the center divider, just south of Glen Helen Parkway.
At 9:54 am, CHP officers responded to a blue Mazda that spun out and overturned in the no.1 lane of the southbound I-15 near Blue Cut. Officers requested a traffic break to check on the occupants and to allow for a tow truck to access the scene of the accident. One person was transported by ambulance with minor injuries.
Caltrans is stopping all vehicles on Highway 138 at Beekley Road and enforcing a chain requirement.
At the moment, there are no significant delays or accidents reported on the northbound 15 freeway from the 15/215 interchange to Apple Valley.
According to the National Weather Service, the likely timing of heavy rain and thunderstorms remains 9 AM – 3 PM. “The snow level forecast also looks fairly steady, starting near 7000 feet Thursday and falling to 4500-5000 feet later Thursday afternoon/evening. Keep in mind too that as this snow is occurring, south winds will be very strong and gusting to 50 mph at times,” stated the NWS.
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