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As rain clears out, Highway 138 in Cajon Pass to reopen, Cajon Boulevard to remain closed

By in Press Enterprise on January 10, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Crews are expecting to reopen Highway 138 between the 15 Freeway and Summit Valley Road after 9 a.m. following its closure due to mudslides and flooding Wednesday, but Cajon Boulevard, which was also shut Tuesday, will remain closed, San Bernardino County fire officials said.

Highway 138 was shut down Tuesday morning after several reports of stranded vehicles in the area, according to Eric Sherwin, spokesman for the fire department. Although no trapped motorists were found, Caltrans and fire crews did find flooded roads and shut down the highway, he said.

As the rains from the first storm of the year continued into Tuesday evening, authorities shut down Cajon Boulevard, which runs along the west side of the 15 Freeway through the Cajon Pass, due to mud and debris in the roadway, he said.

CajonPass: Cajon Blvd closed between Kenwood Ave and Cleghorn Rd due to mudslide. ^eas

— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) January 10, 2018

It’s unclear when Cajon Boulevard, a popular detour used by motorists to get around freeway traffic in the Cajon Pass, will reopen.

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