State Route 74

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.


Ortega Highway is seen in this undated photo.

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.


(credit: CBS)

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

Chains Required On Several Mountain-Top Roads

Snow and ice plagued drivers in the higher elevations of Los Angeles and Riverside counties Saturday, but the Grapevine and other key mountain passes remained open and clear.


Julien Hug, a former "Bachelorette" contestant was found dead Thursday. (credit: ABC)

Dad: ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Found Dead Off Route 74 In Pinyon Pines

The father of a contestant on “The Bachelorette” reality television show says his son’s body has been found off a scenic Southern California highway.