Ortega Highway

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Rare Snow Traps Motorists Overnight Near Lake Elsinore

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.

12/31/2014

A car abandoned on Ortega Highway is towed away. (credit: Christopher Ercoli/CBS)

Crews Flown In To Rescue Stranded Motorists Along Ortega Highway

Helicopters ferried in search and rescue crews Wednesday to rescue the people in about three dozen vehicles that became stuck overnight on State Route 74, the Ortega Highway, in eastern Orange County.

12/31/2014

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Ortega Highway Reopens After Rock Slide

The main road between Orange County and southwest Riverside County has reopened after workers cleared a rock slide that brought boulders onto the road.

12/14/2014

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Mountain Biker Reported Missing Has Strange Reaction To Rescuers

Officials Thursday located a 40-year-old Irvine man who went missing during a mountain bike trip.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/13/2014

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Orange Resident Killed In Ortega Highway Motorcycle Crash

A man from Orange was killed Sunday morning after his motorcycle hit the side of a sedan pulling a small trailer on Ortega Highway.

10/05/2014

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Biker Found After 12-Hour Search In Orange County National Forest

A missing mountain biker from Burbank was found Sunday morning after a 12-hour search in the Cleveland National Forest, east of San Juan Capistrano.

08/31/2014

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Firefighters Contain Slow-Moving Brush Fire In Lake Elsinore

Firefighters say a slow-moving brush fire that charred six acres near Lake Elsinore was contained overnight.

05/03/2014

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Brush Fire Burns Along Ortega Highway In Lake Elsinore

A brush fire was burning late Friday night along Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/02/2014

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When It’s Time To Hit The Open Road, Take Ortega Highway

This pleasant and enjoyable road has many pit stops and scenery along the drive.

11/28/2013

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Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing Head-On With Truck In Lake Elsinore

A motorcyclist was killed when his cycle and a truck crashed head-on on the Ortega Highway Saturday morning.

11/09/2013

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Ortega Highway Is A Drive That Has It All

Explore the hills, mountains and coast all on Ortega Highway.

10/19/2013

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Ortega Highway Expected To Reopen Monday Night Following Falls Fire

State Route 74 (Ortega Highway) is expected to reopen Monday night following last week’s Falls Fire.

CBS Los Angeles–08/12/2013

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Drive The Ortega Highway For Stunning Mountain Views

Take an afternoon off and escape for a scenic drive along the Ortega Highway. This mountain road is one of the most beautiful in all of California.

06/26/2013

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Car Plunges Several Hundred Feet Off Ortega Highway

An occupant of a vehicle that plunged several hundred feet off the Ortega Highway has been hospitalized, a fire spokeswoman said Saturday.

10/20/2012

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Wildomar Man, 37, Accused Of Attempted Murder In Road Rage Shooting

Officials say a Wildomar man allegedly shot a motorist in the chest during a road rage incident on Ortega Highway, a sheriff’s sergeant said Saturday.

10/06/2012

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