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

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

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: RIM Route 2

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: RIM Route 2

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: RIM Route 2

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.

Service Update: 12/2/19 12:04 PM Service has resumed in Big Bear and Rim area. See update below for exceptions

Affected routes: RIM Route 2 all_routes

MOUNTAIN TRANSIT SERVICES HAVE RESUMED SYSTEMWIDE FROM  BIG BEAR to RIM AREAS.

  • RIM  Route 2: UPDATE 12/2/19 – Route 2 is now running with no service restrictions and now Will BE able to provide full service to all stops in Valley of Enchantment.
  • Big Bear/RIM: DIAL-A-RIDE MAY HAVE LIMITED SERVICE DUE TO UNCLEARED ROADS.  Dial a ride cannot pick up passengers on unpaved or unplowed roads
  •  Off the Mountain Route 5 (Big Bear to San Bernardino) and Route 6 (Lake Arrowhead to San Bernardino) are providing full service.

Mountain Transit will reassess road conditions and service and continue to provide updates as road conditions change. Riders should be mindful that traffic delays and road conditions may cause further delays in service.

Please check back often and download our Doublemap Bus Tracking to check the progress of your bus in real time as conditions change.

Route 6 RIM Off the Mountain service diverted due to Hillside Fire UPDATE 10-31-19 2:40pm

Affected routes: RIM OTM Route 6

 

UPDATE 2:35 pm 10/31/19 State Route 18 remains closed from  SR138 to 48th street. due to Hillside Fire. Route 6 RIM off the Mountain remains in service. For the last two downhill runs of the day Route 6 will originate their route in TopTown at 3:05 PM and 6:05 pm. Driver will head eastbound towards Lake Arrowhead and provide service to all stops before heading off the Mountain via the 330. Route 6 will provide service to all stops with the exception of stop at 40th and Waterman. Passengers should expect delays.

 

ALERT 7:12am 10/31/19

Due to the Hillside fire which began overnight, SR18 has been closed from SR138 to 48th street. Mountain Transit Route 6 RIM Off the Mountain services will be re-routed to the 330. Route 6 will provide service to all stops with the exception of stop at 40th and Waterman. Passengers should expect delays.

For Fire updates please visit :https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6657/

For updates and to track the bus in real time, please check our mobile app. https://mountaintransit.org/mobile-and-desktop-apps/

9/23/19 Mountain Transit Stop #190 Stater Brother at Big Bea Blvd not in service

Due to parking lot maintenance at Stater Brother’s, Mountain Transit  Stop #190 Stater Brother at Big Bear Blvd  will not be serviced until parking lot entrance at the light is open.

Riders may catch the route across the street at the Starbucks stop or at Stanfield by the AM/PM.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Big Bear Weekend Trolley Route extended on Saturdays for Oktoberfest

Affected routes: Big Bear Weekend Trolley

RIM Off The Mountain Route 6 diversion due to Closure of HWY 18 9/5/19

Affected routes: RIM OTM Route 6

 

Due to an accident and subsequent closure of Hwy 18 earlier, RIM OTM route 6 will be diverted on its third run of the day to Highway 330. Passengers should expect delays in arrival to the San Bernardino Transit Center. The Last run of the day will not be re-routed unless the road remains closed.

Please contact dispatch at 909-878-5200 for further information.

THU SEP 5, 2019, 9:35 AM
CLOSURE OF A ROAD
HIGHWAY 18 / UPPER WATERMAN CB5, SAN BERNARDINO
9:29AM [3] [NOTIFICATION] [CHP]-PROBLEM CHANGED FROM INFO-INFORMATION TO CLOSURE OF A ROAD BY CHP
9:29AM [2] HIGHWAY 18 CLOSED FROM HIGHWAY 138 TO CREST FOREST TILL 1600^

UNITS RESPONDING: CHP (CHP )
NOTES:
CLOSURE OF A ROAD HIGHWAY 18 / UPPER WATERMAN CB5

Big Bear Off the Mountain (OTM) Route # 5 re-routed due to 330 closure 9/9-9/20

Affected routes: Big Bear OTM Route 5
During the hard closure of SR 330 from September 9th – 20th, 2019.to San Bernardino will be re-routed to HWY 18  (after Stop # 383 Palo Alto Way and Commercial way in Running Springs).
Route 5 OTM will still provide service to stop #399 Highland Ave & Boulder Ave (Walmart) in both directions, however, riders should be prepared for Downhill delays associated with the diversion.
For further information call Mountain Transit Dispatch at 909-878-5200.