Snow traffic and road closures

  • Downtown Frazier Park has snow sticking on the ground. [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

    Downtown Frazier Park has snow sticking on the ground. [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

UPDATE—Lebec, Frazier Park, Piñon Pines, Pine Mountain Club (Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m.)— El Tejon Unified School District Superintendent Sara Haflich reports that a school bus that was on Mil Potrero Highway this morning pulled over when it started snowing harder. There were no students in it.  No students were stuck or stranded anywhere. Haflich said the district is also working with CalTrans to make sure that the kids that need to get back into PMC will be fine.
Haflich added: Our planning for a possible snow day began yesterday. We decided if it was snowing in the morning we would call a two- hour delay.  At 4:30 a.m. Haflich reports there was just a light drizzle,  at 5 a.m. and 5:30 it was still just a light drizzling. We decided not to call a snow delay. But at 6:30 a.m. it began snowing more heavily. By 6:45 when it started coming down harder, all the buses were already out, and had already picked up the majority of the high school students. Most of the elementary and junior high kids were already at the bus stops. If we had canceled school then, there would have been students stranded at bus stops.  So we made the decision to continue and pick up the kids that were at the bus stops, so the decision was with parents about sending their students  or not.

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at 9:18 a.m.)—A school bus is blocking Mil Potrero Highway at Nadelhorn Place.

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at 8:50 a.m.)—Mt. Pinos Road, above Cuddy Valley Road (above the ‘Y’) has been closed at the first snow gate.

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at 8:20 a.m.)—Snowfall from Lebec through Frazier Park and Pine Mountain Club has brought traffic collisions. In a crash between a silver Toyota and a golf cart at Mil Potrero Highway and Woodland Drive in Pine Mountain Club, the “golf cart has fled the scene,” according to emergency dispatchers. A vehicle slid off Cuddy Valley Road, an SUV hit a telephone pole on Cedarwood Drive in PMC, and a vehicle rolled over landing on its roof on Interstate 5 near Grapevine Road. There have been four traffic collisions in the Mountain Communities area since 7:30 a.m.

Be careful and slow down, please.

This is part of the November 15, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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