UPDATE: I-15 lane collapse in Cajon Pass

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Emergency repairs of I-15 in the area of Cajon Pass are estimated to cost $3 million, according to California Department of Transportation. 

Caltrans crews assessed the damage to the southbound lane interstate this morning. The agency posted several photos on Twitter of a fire truck which fell into the wash when the lane collapsed. 

Severe thunderstorms led to the failure of the use of the fifth lane just south of State Route 138.

According to Caltrans, the lane under the fire engine collapsed causing the fire engine to go over the side. Fire officials also tweeted that there were 50 vehicles in water, but seven of them were completely submerged.

I-15 southbound is closed from State Route 138 to Cleghorn Rd.  However, the number one and two lanes remain open.

State Route 138 and I-15 is completely closed from Wagon Trail to Summit Valley due to flooding.

No word on how long the area will be closed to traffic.

Friday's storm threatened mudslides in foothills areas denuded by fire and toppled hundreds of trees and power lines.

One man was electrocuted in Los Angeles when a falling tree downed power lines, and a motorist died when a car submerged in a flooded Victorville street.

Northwest of Sacramento, nearly 200 people were evacuated Saturday as overflowing creeks turned the town of Maxwell into a brown pond. Fire Chief Kenny Cohen says nearly 100 homes and the elementary school filled with a couple inches of water.

 


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