Incident: Cold Creek Hazardous Materials
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013District: 8 – San Bernardino CaltransContact: Terri KasingaPhone: (909) 383-4631 work (951) 232-4268 cell
WHAT: FUEL SPILL
WHEN: MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 (0800)
WHERE: STATE ROUTE 38 AT POST MILE 21 (JUST ABOVE ANGELUS OAKS)
On Friday, April 26, 2013, at approximately 9:35 a.m. a fuel tanker laden with gasoline and diesel fuel overturned on State Route 38 (SR 38) below Angelus Oaks. An estimated 4,000 gallons of fuel was spilled onto the roadway and the surrounding area. As a result, SR 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Camp Cedar Falls.
Hazardous material removal will continue throughout the day and the road will remain closed until further notice.
Motorists and visitors traveling to Big Bear and the National Forest need to use State Route 330 which is accessible from Interstate 210 in Highland, or use State Route 18 from either San Bernardino or Lucerne Valley.
The Barton Flats recreation area can only be access from Big Bear. At this time, no forest roads, trails or recreations facilities have been closed as a result of the highway closure.
The incident is being managed by the California Highway Patrol under unified command with Caltrans, San Bernardino County Fire Department, and the U.S. Forest Service.
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