A section of 10 freeways in Riverside County was closed after floodwaters were washed away on Wednesday evening.
Initially, both sides of the 10 freeway south of Joshua Tree National Park were closed “due to flooding and overturning of the large rig”. Posted by Caltrans on Twitter,
Shortly before 8 p.m., the lanes leading to the west were reopened, although the lanes leading to the east remained closed”until further notice“Due to the washout shown below.
Photos showed water flowing through a large, deep wound across the interstate, as well as parts of drainage pipes that were submerged by floodwaters.
Caltrans suggests taking the 10 freeway from State Route 62 as a detour into Whitewater.
Meanwhile, Caltrans said the crew worked on a detour to those already stranded.
“Currently working on getting the detour to the people there. It will be a bit wait, emergency services are doing their best.” Caltrans said,
“Currently, people are being directed to EB I-10 in Corn Springs, and back to WB going I-10. Additional detours are from SR-111 to I-8 to AZ.” the department added,
A flash flood warning is expected in San Bernardino County until 12:15 a.m. Thursday National Weather Service,
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