Several Streets Closed Due to Flooding, Rockslides, and Mudslides

Several Streets Closed Due to Flooding, Rockslides, and Mudslides

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Flooding, mudslides, and rockslides have caused numerous roads in the Inland Empire to be closed on Thursday, February 14, 2018. CalTrans reminds drivers to “turn around, don’t drown”, meaning that it is better to use an alternate route rather than attempting to cross water. FEMA estimates that 6” of water can cause loss of control and can cause a vehicle to stall. Also, only a foot of water can cause many vehicles to float and two feet of moving water can carry most vehicles including SUVs and pickups.


Cherry Avenue at Brookside Avenue

8th Street from Orange to Palm Avenue

10th Street and Orange Avenue

11th Street and Wellwood Avenue

Pearl St and Wellwood Avenue


Pine Avenue between El Prado Avenue and Fern Avenue

Merrill Avenue between Bon View Avenue and Flight Avenue

Eastbound lanes of Pine Avenue from West Preserve Loop to East Preserve Loop

Bickmore Avenue between Meadowhouse and Euclid Avenue

Euclid Avenue between Pine Avenue and SR71

Benson Avenue between Philadelphia Avenue to Francis Avenue

San Antonio Avenue between Walnut Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue

Euclid Avenue south of Kimball Avenue

Williamsburg Road between Cypress Avenue and San Antonio Avenue


Valley Blvd between Rancho Ave & Pepper Ave
Vivienda Ave & La Cadena Dr

underpass on C St between 7th St and Pennsylvania Ave

1900 blk of Agua Mansa Rd

Southbound Mt Vernon Ave & Washington St leading up to Grand Terrace

Northbound Mt Vernon Ave from Grand Terrace 

Southbound Riverside Ave near Key St is closed to traffic due to a swift water rescue


ld Town Front Street and Temecula Parkway


Warren from Mustang and Stetson

Mustang from Cawston and Rexford


Devonshire from California and Cawston

Esplanade from Warren to Cawston

Sanderson from Fruitvail and Esplanade


Rocksprings Road from Glendale to Deep Creek Road

Hwy 173 from Lake Arrowhead to Hwy 138


Avenue 44 at the White Water Channel (wash)


Sunburst and Crestview


Matthews Road in between Menifee Road and Palomar Road

Southbound Palomar Road just before Matthews Road


SR-74 Closing roadway from Lake Hemet to Mountain Center

MT. San Jacinto

SR-243 Closure in effect from Hurley Flats to I10, and Saunders Meadow


N. Gene Autry Trail between I10 and Via Escuela is closed.

South Palm Canyon at Murray Canyon is closed (Due to the one way in/out emergency services could be delayed).

Highway 111 closed in both directions.

N. Indian Canyon north of Tramview Road is closed in both directions.

S. Farrell Drive south of Ramon Road is closed.

S. El Cielo Drive south of Ramon Road is closed.

Golf Club Drive is closed at Tahquitz Creek.

Baristo Road at S. Indian Canyon is closed.

E. Vista Chino between N. Gene Autry and Cathedral City is closed.

Palm Springs Arial Tram is closed.

Araby Drive at the wash is closed.


Reservoir St. is closed between Price and Third St.


SR-18 is closed between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley


North Mountain Drive near Kendall Drive


Highway 38 is closed east at Bryant


Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley

Paxton Road is closed between Hwy. 247 and Balsa

Yucca Mesa Rd and Barron
Indio Ave and Nelson

Pioneertown Rd and Sunnyslope

WEATHER WARNINGS- Riverside County
Residents of the communities of Idyllwild, Mountain Center and Pine Cove are being asked to shelter in place because of the deteriorating condition of mountain roads due to flooding and damage. Portions of highways 243 and 74 have been closed, and more rain is expected through the afternoon.

Idyllwild School, 26700 Highway 243 in Idyllwild, has been established as a care a reception center.


Palm Springs Unified School District

The district has asked parents to pick up their children as soon as possible due to the road conditions. They have also informed the parents of children who ride the bus that there will be significant delays due to the weather.

The list will be updated, if you know of any other closures please be sure to message our Facebook Page or email


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  • rain flooding: Gary Martin, 24/7 Headline News
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