UPDATE – Rock Springs Road was reopened in both directions the following afternoon.
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Officials shut down Rock Springs Road on Monday afternoon due to flooding where it meets with the Mojave River.
The hard closure between Deep Creek Road in Apple Valley and Glendale Avenue in Hesperia will remain in place until weather conditions improve and it’s safe for officials to reopen the roadway.
The continued heavy rainfall and water that’s being released from Silverwood prompted the closure at about 2:00 pm, on February 5, 2024.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and find an alternate route to avoid delays.
San Bernardino County Fire Reminds the public to “Turn Around Don’t Drown”
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters.
People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in cars swept downstream. Many of these drownings are preventable. Never drive around the barriers blocking a flooded road. The road may have collapsed under that water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks.
It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
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