Officials Monday closed a portion of Ortega Highway after a big rig truck overturned on the freeway.
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.
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.
The main road between Orange County and southwest Riverside County has reopened after workers cleared a rock slide that brought boulders onto the road.
Officials Thursday located a 40-year-old Irvine man who went missing during a mountain bike trip.
A man from Orange was killed Sunday morning after his motorcycle hit the side of a sedan pulling a small trailer on Ortega Highway.
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.
Firefighters say a slow-moving brush fire that charred six acres near Lake Elsinore was contained overnight.
A brush fire was burning late Friday night along Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore.
This pleasant and enjoyable road has many pit stops and scenery along the drive.
A motorcyclist was killed when his cycle and a truck crashed head-on on the Ortega Highway Saturday morning.
Explore the hills, mountains and coast all on Ortega Highway.
State Route 74 (Ortega Highway) is expected to reopen Monday night following last week’s Falls Fire.
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.
An occupant of a vehicle that plunged several hundred feet off the Ortega Highway has been hospitalized, a fire spokeswoman said Saturday.