Brush Fire Hwy 74 /Palm Canyon Drive Per CalFire SD
While MDP will attempt to keep subscribers in the know at all times, there may be periods of time that we will be unable to man the post.
6.9 Earthquake at 8:19PM, 11 miles from Ridgecrest, several aftershocks after registering over 4. Per US Geological Service. SD
PRESCRIBED BURN, 6/27/19, demonstration forest adjacent to 25380 Franklin beginning at 8:30 am.Water tender on site. USFS sw
Overturned MH, Hwy 74, West Bound just East if Keen Camp Summit. Use caution traffic is moving around incident. Per CHP rd
Correction in extended pilot car weekend hours: Starting this weekend, the pilot car hours to Hemet are from 4am-midnight, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekdays still the same. Apologies for the confusion. SD
News from #CALTRANS and Ames Construction: Pilot Cars to Hemet will run 6am-Midnight every weekend until Labor Day. This was voted on by the community at last night’s meeting to help our town’s merchants.
Also, Thursday, July 4- Sunday July 7th 6am-Midnight.
Their plan is to have the SR 74 open with flagmen by Labor Day. This all depends on weather related slowdowns.
The video from last night Community Meeting with CalTrans about Hwy 74 and 243 is available at
Cal Trans Meeting July 13th, 2019, Idyllwild Community
Boulder Removal on 243 in Idyllwild-Thursday/Friday (6/13+6/14)-7am-4pm-one way flagging-expect up to 20 min delays (upbound lane near Lakeview Dr) Expect loud and precedent noise in the area-Per CalTrans-sw
To facilitate community access to our Meeting with Caltrans on Thursday June 13, pilot car escorts on SR-74 will begin at 4PM on this day only.
Also for those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be available for live viewing on the MDP Facebook page starting at 6pm. The Video will be posted on the MDP website later in the week
Message from liaison of SCE:
You may have noticed or will notice additional SCE crews doing inspections, infrastructure improvement work and vegetation management in your community the past few months.
In addition to this work, SCE will be conducting aerial inspections of its electrical equipment in your community over the next few weeks. The aerial inspections of SCE’s distribution facilities will involve the use of helicopter and/or drones and will only take place during daylight hours.
We are doing this in all high fire risk areas—approximately 35 percent of our service area. We understand our activities may be disruptive when we do this important safety work and will do everything we can to minimize the impact to you and your community.
We appreciate your support and cooperation, as this is part of our ongoing commitment to safety and supporting California’s fight against wildfires.
For additional information about how SCE is addressing the threat of wildfires, please visit sce.com/wildfire.