The snow that hit Lake Elsinore and nearby communities Tuesday night and Wednesday also led to concerns on the highway above the Riverside County city.
Heavy rain spawned from what is now Tropical Storm Norbert led to flash flooding in downtown Riverside and elsewhere in the Inland Empire on Sunday afternoon.
The fatal crash and fire left Highway 74 with only one lane open to handle both directions.
Authorities on Saturday arrested an alleged car thief — who was reportedly posing as an Episcopal priest — after a short foot pursuit.
Two people were killed Saturday when two vehicles collided into each other head-on in Hemet.
A naked woman was spotted walking along Highway 74 in Perris Saturday afternoon, according to authorities.
A fire that broke out Monday afternoon near highways 74 and 243 has burned an estimated 1,000 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Firefighters found charred human remains inside a car in Mountain Center after they were called to fight a nearby brush fire.
Authorities say a 48-year-old man in a wheelchair was struck and killed as he tried to cross Highway 74 in Perris.
Heavy rains caused part of the Ortega (74) Highway west of Lake Elsinore to fall away and crews will need to shut down a lane Tuesday to make repairs, a Caltrans official said today.