(Victor Valley)– – Caltrans District 8 is closing the section of State Route 2 (SR 2) between Vincents Gap and Islip Saddle today for the winter. This stretch of mountain highway, located west of Wrightwood, closes every winter due to avalanche activity and concern for motorist safety.
It is also a difficult section of roadway for maintenance workers to keep maintained due to the demands on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass, State Route 138, and SR 2 through Wrightwood during inclement weather.
SR 2 has sustained damage in recent years from avalanche activity resulting in road loss. In the event that this occurs the opening could be delayed. Caltrans will alert the public once SR 2 is ready to reopen, expectedly in spring 2012.
For roadwork information please go to ie511.org.