Authorities said Highway 18 is closed from 40th Street North to Hwy 138.
Deputies sought the public’s help Friday to identify a suspect wanted in the attempted kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl.
Drivers heading to or from Big Bear on Sunday had to pack their patience — as well as chains — if they wanted to experience Sunday’s snow at the region’s resorts.
The closure of Highway 18, just 16 miles away from Big Bear, halted tourists who were hoping to catch some fresh snow.
Four people, including two children, were safe Friday after a vehicle partially went off the side of Highway 18.
Roughly 400 firefighters are enduring high winds and rough terrain as they continue battling a five-acre brush fire.