This site is designed to be the go-to site for emergency information in the Idyllwild, Pine Cove and Mountain Center areas, such as fires, floods, earthquakes, road closures, hazardous storms and other pertinent information.
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.
SR 243 Chains required on all vehicles except 4WD or AWD with snow tread tires on all four wheels / Junction 74/243 North to Pine Cove / CalTrans / SW
Extended escort hrs on SR-74 Hemet to MC will take place from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)on Sat. May 25-Monday May 27. During these hrs traffic will be escorted by pilot car both directions. On Tues May 28 escort times will resume as normal, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6 p.m -12am.
Update: Time Change for Escorts. New Hours for SR-74 with Pilot vehicle, 7 Days a week. 4:00AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM – 12:00AM (Midnight) per Cal Trans. red
MC Accident site cleared, Hwy 243 open per #CALTRANS. Morning and Evening Pilot car escorts resume. SD
Pilot Car escorts suspended from Hemet to MC, until Hwy 243 reopens. Per CHP. SD
Overturn fuel truck on SR243 at SR74 MC, Road completely closed until further notice. Per #CALTRANS. SD for PE
Limited Access SR74-Hemet to MC begins Saturday April 21, 5am-8am and 6pm-12am per CalTrans/sw
SR243 from Idyllwild to Lake Fulmar will open today at 3 p.m. per Cal-Trans District 8. red
We are excited to share that Apple Canyon Road has been opened from Highway 74 to the entrance of the campsite. Thanks to Supervisor Washington to helping with this! SD