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Homes along this overflowing creek have been evacuated in Lake of the Woods. [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]
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This woman was rescued by a man on a tractor. [photo by Maryanne Brown]
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Mudflow blocks travelers on Frazier Mountain Park Road coming into Frazier Park Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. [photo by Judy Cordero]
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Mud and debris at Park Drive and Monterey Trail in Frazier Park on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. [photo by Jill Neptune, TME]
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Water flow by Red Beard's Shoe Repair in Frazier Park on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. [photo by Jill Neptune, TME]
FRAZIER PARK, LEBEC, PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CUDDY VALLY, Piñon Pines, CA (Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6 a.m.)—There was snow as predicted late Sunday night, and a bit of rain. Meanwhile, there is still snow on the mountain tops. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for the upcoming week.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 2:07 p.m.)—Mt. Pinos Road is now open to the top of Mt. Pinos.
LEBEC, CA (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at 5:39 p.m.)—Mt. Pinos Road has been opened to the second snow gate according to Kern County Roads Department.
LEBEC, CA (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.)—CHP began turning non-residents around just west of Flying J truck stop. This was not a ‘chain control’ check point. This was due to too many snow play visitors at the “Y,” the only snow play location available with snow. Residents with a “resident tag” are being waved right through; others need to show evidence of residency.
LEBEC, CA (Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 8:55 a.m.)—Electrical service was restored to the St. Anton-Zermatt Dr. area last night around 9:30 p.m. This morning about 5:30 a.m. a resident told The Mountain Enterprise that houses at the bottom of the S-curves finally have electricity. In high winds on Friday, power lines came down on St. Anton and Symonds Drive in Pine Mountain Club, affecting more than 600 customers there.
LEBEC, CA (Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.)—Roadways are open for snow play. Mt. Pinos Road (leading to the top of Mt. Pinos) is closed until crews can get it plowed. A 60% chance of rain in Frazier Park is expected today with snow at the higher elevations.
LEBEC, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.)—Filled sandbags are now available to local area residents at Frazier Mountain Park in the parking lot on Park Drive. Quantities may be limited and are available on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.
LEBEC, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 6:34 p.m.)—Interstate 5 northbound lanes #3 and #4 are closed. Traffic is being escorted around debris from slide. Expect delays.
LEBEC, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 5:28 p.m.)—Homes are being evacuated in Lake of the Woods along Lakewood Drive between Lockwood Valley Road and Lakewood Place. An evacuation center is being set up at Frazier Mountain High School. At this time there are nine evacuees including four children, according to preliminary reports.
LEBEC, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 3:59 p.m.)—The northbound side of Interstate 5 near Fort Tejon is being intermittently shutdown at times for clearing of debris, according to CHP.
LAKE OF THE WOODS, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.)—A woman was trapped in her car in Lake of the Woods at about 3:15 p.m. on Lakewood Street at Lockwood Valley Rd. A man in a tractor came by and got her out of the car. They had to leave her car there. See photo at right.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 2:19 p.m.)—Mud is flowing across Frazier Mountain Park Road just east of Mt. Pinos Way in Frazier Park.
CUDDY VALLEY, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 2:18 p.m.)—Mt. Pinos Road (the road to the top of Mt. Pinos) is closed due to snow and wind.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.)—Southern California Edison has implemented a temporary fix to the power lines that were down Johnson Road in Frazier Park. Residents are now able to pass.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 2:12 p.m.)—Power lines are down in the 1700 block of St. Anton in PMC. Fire crews are on scene.
LEBEC, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 2:10 p.m.)—A large boulder has fallen onto southbound Interstate 5 lanes. The number 4 (slow lane) is blocked.
LEBEC, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.)—CHP is conducting a traffic break on northbound Interstate 5 near Lebec Road for non-injury traffic collisions in the center divider and off the right shoulder.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 10:42 a.m.)—A large amount of mud has been reported across Mil Potrero Highway at Ward, at the top of the S-curves in PMC.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.)—Southern California Edison representative Sally Jeun confirmed for The Mountain Enterprise that 1,246 customers have been affected by the power outage this morning. About half of those (who are located in PMC) have had their power restored, she said. About 602 customers in Frazier Park are still without power. Jeun did not have an estimate of when power might be fully restored, but said crews are currently working on the problem. She said the cause of the outage is “storm related.”
SCE asked The Mountain Enterprise to remind it readers: If you see a downed power line, never try to remove it or touch it or anything in contact with it. The line may be energized. Call SCE at 1-800-611-1911 or 911 immediately. Wet yards with puddles on cement or grass can carry electricity. If a line is down in your yard, remain indoors and call 911 immediately. Never try to remove a broken tree limb or branch that has come in contact with a power line. Make sure you have battery-operated radios and flashlights. Check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh. Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage. Do not use candles because they pose a fire hazard.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 9:25 a.m.)—A rollover accident has been reported on Mil Potrero Highway near Yellowstone. An ambulance is enroute.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 8:58 a.m.)—Power lines are reported down on Johnson Road near Harriet Drive in Frazier Park.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 8:50 a.m.)—A second report of additional power lines down has been received for the 2000 block of Symonds Drive.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 8:49 a.m.)—Preliminary report is that power lines are down on Symonds Drive in Pine Mountain Club. This could indicate that the power outage may be limited to only part of Pine Mountain Club.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.)—Electrical power has gone out in Pine Mountain Club. There has been one report of “lights flickering” in Pinon Pines.
This is part of the March 3, 2017 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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