Road Conditions and Alerts

Current Road Conditions

Emergency Advisory

During an emergency (i.e., Fire, Earthquake, etc.), Mountain Transit is under the authority of the Sheriff and/or Fire Department.  Mountain Transit does not coordinate evacuations.  Residents are advised to listen to KBHR (93.3) radio for information regarding evacuations and updates during incidents.  It is recommended that mountain residents keep a battery operated radio on hand to be used during emergencies.

Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service: Big Bear, CA; Crestline, CA

Highway conditions from Caltrans: Highways 18, 38, 138, 215, 330)

San Bernardino/Riverside Area Conditions Map

Route 4 Service is now Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Affected routes: Lake Arrowhead - Running Springs

Effective 11/23/2020, Route 4 Service is now Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Service hours are now 8:20 AM to 4:36 PM. Route 4 will now begin in Arrowbear (at Blondie’s Restaurant) instead of Lake Arrowhead. Route 4 drivers can make courtesy stops along the route.

Route 5 Service has been Reduced to Monday and Friday Only

Affected routes: Big Bear OTM Route 5

Effective 11/23/2020, Route 5 Service will only be running on Mondays and Fridays until further notice.

OTM Routes 5 & 6 Will Not Run Labor Day (Monday September 7, 2020)

Affected routes: Big Bear OTM Route 5 RIM OTM Route 6

In observance of Labor Day, OTM Routes 5 & 6 will not run on Monday, September 7, 2020. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

6/1/20 State of Emergency declared in San Bernardino. 6:00pm curfew in place until further notice will affect RT 6 Off the Mountain Service

Affected routes: RIM OTM Route 6

State of Emergency in San Bernardino 6:00pm curfew in place until further notice

 

Effective Tuesday June 2, 2020

 

Mountain Transit is suspending the RIM off the mountain 5:40pm  service  beginning Tuesday 6/2/20 from Lake Arrowhead to San Bernardino until the State of Emergency is lifted.

 

Please check back here often for updates or call 909-878-5200.

 

If the violence in San Bernardino continues, MT may suspend additional off the mountain service.

State Route 18 Rock Scaling to Close the Arctic Circle is Completed

Affected routes: Big Bear OTM Route 5

 

Effective 4/8/20 Route 4 service between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead has been suspended

Affected routes: Lake Arrowhead - Running Springs

UPDATE Winter Service disruptions 12/27/19 11:47 am- limited service resumed in RIM , Limited service for ROUTE5 OTM

Affected routes: Valley of Enchantment - Crestline - Lake Arrowhead Lake Arrowhead - Running Springs Big Bear OTM Route 5 RIM OTM Route 6

Winter service disruptions UPDATE 11:47 am: Rim  area Updates to service:

Route 2 will resume limited service, however, due to trees still in the road in Valley of Enchantment, Route 2 can only go as far as Toptown Stop #282 at Linders Tires and Stop #314 Toptown (Hilltop Liquor). There is still no service to VOE at this time.

Route 6 Off the Mountain (OTM) will resume service for OTM (run) 3 and 4 at 12:45

Route 4 Service between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead will resume at 12:45 from Lake Arrowhead

Rim Dial a Ride (DAR) will resume at 12:30pm

Thank you for your patience as we get buses back on the road as conditions allow.

Winter service disruptions UPDATE 8:43am: Big Bear Off the Mountain Route 5 Made a successful (slow but steady) Run Off the Mountain this morning, however, route 5 OTM (run ) 2. will be suspended this afternoon. Route 5 OTM 3 will run as scheduled down the Mountain and back up.

RIM Service is still suspended, we are monitoring road conditions carefully and will resume service as soon as possible. The sun is currently shining bright and we are hopeful to resume safe service soon.

 

Rim Service disruptions 12/27/19 4:36 am-  Due to R3 Chain, road and weather conditions, there will be no bus service for Mountain Transit routes 2, 4 and 6 (off the mountain service to San Bernardino)  AND Dial a Ride in RIM area. We will put buses and drivers back on the road as soon as it is safe to do so. Mountain Transit buses are not allowed to run in R3 conditions.

All Service in Big Bear is still running as scheduled , HOWEVER, Riders should expect delays due to weather and road conditions.  It is an exercise in patience all around. Please, do yourself a favor and  download  our Doublemap Bus tracking app in advance so you can see your bus approach in real time without  waiting in snow wondering. Please keep in mind, service may be late as if road traffic is not moving our buses are not moving. Please be patient and plan appropriately.

Winter Service alert 12/26/19 UPDATES 8:30am- SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

Affected routes: Valley of Enchantment - Crestline - Lake Arrowhead

Winter Service ALERT UPDATE 12/26/19 8:30am:Due to worsening road and weather conditions RIM Route 6 Off-The-Mountain service is cancelled for the remainder of today.  Big Bear Route 5 Off-The-Mountain service is currently on hold at the Transit Center and is not able to return back up the mountain. There will NOT be any schedule of OTM 2 or 3 downhill service the remainder of today.

Winter Service alert  12/26/19 6:11am:  RIM Route 2 – service from Lake Arrowhead, Crestline and Valley of Enchantment, has been delayed this morning due to unsafe road conditions along the route. Mountain Transit will resume Route 2 service as soon as conditions allow. Please check back for updates. All other service in Big Bear and on the Rim is running as scheduled, however riders should be prepared for delays due to weather and road conditions. Please use our  DoublemapBus tracking app to see your bus in real time.

Service Disruption 12/2/19 Grandview Towers, effecting Route 2 and Dial a Ride

Affected routes: Valley of Enchantment - Crestline - Lake Arrowhead

12/2/19 1:34 pm Due to the Snow and Road Conditions at Grand View Towers, Mountain Transit vehicles will not be able to provide service safely to this location, until road through is cleared.

  •  Route 2 and Dial a Ride passengers may be picked up or dropped off at the Senior Center in Twin Peaks, please inform the Dispatcher when booking your Dial a Ride.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Effective 12/3/19Alert** Route 2 diversion due to Construction at Grandview Towers.

Affected routes: Valley of Enchantment - Crestline - Lake Arrowhead

12/2/19 1:34 pm Due to the Snow and Road Conditions at Grand View Towers, Mountain Transit vehicles will not be able to provide service safely to this location, until road through is cleared.

  •  Route 2 and Dial a Ride passengers may be picked up or dropped off at the Senior Center in Twin Peaks, please inform the Dispatcher.

 We apologize for any inconvenience.