HIGHWAY 62 ROAD WORK AND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Road work and lane closures will continue this week on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms The Caltrans maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the pavement on State Route 62 between Vidal Junction and Earp today Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. They will be crack sealing a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

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CHP IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER THAT CLOSED THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

The CHP has identified the suspected DUI Driver that caused the Yucca Grade to close for about an hour Wednesday morning. Investigators said that about 4:10 am, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck driven by Edgar Morales, 44, of Yucca Valley was traveling eastbound on the highway at Scholl Drive in

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HIGHWAY 62 BRIEFLY CLOSED THIS MORNING DUE TO DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

UPDATES WITH NAME OF DRIVER:

Highway 62 was briefly closed down in both directions following a traffic crash in Morongo Valley this morning. About 4:10, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck traveling eastbound on the highway collided with a power pole at Scholl Drive. The pole was sheared off, but was

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REPAIR TO ROADS ON THE “BACK WAY TO VEGAS” START TOMORROW

Construction starts tomorrow that will disrupt travel for area residents who take the so-called “back way to Vegas.” Drivers who plan to take route on back roads north and east from Twentynine Palms to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon

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ROADWORK THIS WEEK IN THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Roadwork in Twentynine Palms will affect area residents. Construction is underway this week for the curb, gutter and sidewalk project along the south end of El Sol Avenue in Twentynine Palms. This project should be completed by the end of March. For more information, call Randy Councell at 760-367-7562.

MARCH CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between March 2 and March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

WEATHER CLOSES SOME ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on last weekend, and more rain expected this weekend, several roads in Joshua Tree National Park have been closed. Closed roads include Odell Road, Big Horn Pass Road, Covington Flats Road and Geology Tour Road. Depending on the anticipated storms, Keys Ranch Road and Lost Horse

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will

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I-10 STANDOFF SENDS TRAFFIC THROUGH OUR MORONGO BASIN

A pursuit and standoff forced the CHP to shut down Interstate 10 for several hours Sunday, sending a surge of traffic through the Morongo Basin West on State Route 62. Officials began chasing Imelda Sortino, a San Diego woman, about 9 a.m. who was driving recklessly through the San Gorgonio

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Roadwork will affect traffic today in Twentynine palms. Palo Verde Avenue in Twentynine Palms—from Cactus to Old Dale—will be closed today, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to street overlay. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

HEAVY RAINS CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on New Year’s Eve, Joshua Tree National Park has closed several roads because of standing water. Desert Queen Mine Road, Odell Road, and Big Horn Pass Road are all closed. Crews are working on opening Desert Queen Mine Road to the Pine City parking lot by

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms will be performing street maintenance on two roads, forcing them to be closed for two days this week. Cactus Drive, from Alpine to La Luna and from Mission to La Buena Tierra, will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21.

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ROAD WORK WILL CLOSE SOME TWENTYNINE PALMS ROADS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Public Works Department has announced road closures this week due to road maintenance. Manzanita Road from the highway to Hatch Road will be closed, as will Juanita Avenue from Estrella to Euycalyptus on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be

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PICK UP TRUCK VERSUS SCHOOL BUS CRASH SNARLS TRAFFIC; TWO MINOR INJURIES

A crash between a school bus and a pick-up truck snarled traffic on Highway 62 during the morning commute today. There were no children on the school bus, and two minor injuries. Thomas Knie, 69, of El Toro, was driving his 2002 Chevy pick-up truck eastbound on Highway 62. A

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BIG RIG HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY; DRIVER ARRESTED NEAR WHITEWATER

A Victorville man driving a stolen tractor-trailer led Sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers on a pursuit for more than three hours Tuesday afternoon, including through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley. According to the trucking company, ACT enviro, the truck had been parked overnight in Barstow on its way to Nevada

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WOMAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURY IN CAR VERSUS POWER POLE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

A woman suffered only minimal injuries following a crash in Morongo Valley last night. Just after 11 p.m., the woman was driving a cross-over SUV-type vehicle westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, the car left the road and crashed into a power pole at Big Morongo Canyon Road.

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PART OF GOLDEN BEE DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TO BE CLOSED FOR 6 WEEKS

Street renovations will close a residential street in Yucca Valley for about six weeks. As part of the Sage Estates housing subdivision project in Yucca Valley, Golden Bee Avenue will be closed between Sage Avenue and Aster Street, effective immediately. The street work is estimated to be completed by mid-October.

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