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FLOODING ALERT: State Route 74 Closed at Lake Elsinore

SR 74 is closed from Lake Elsinore to the Candy Store for an unknown duration.

Update 3:45 p.m.:  Caltrans officials say that the Ortega Highway, SR 74 between Orange County and Lake Elsinore, is expected to remain closed until tomorrow (Saturday.)

The following is a press release from the city of Lake Elsinore: 

Caltrans is alerting motorists that there is an active storm in the Inland Empire region that will continue through Sunday, March 2. Caltrans will be providing road information throughout today, Friday, February 28. For information after hours or on the weekend, Caltrans recommends signing up for Twitter at "caltrans8" to receive road information. 

As of 9:30 a.m. today, 2/28/14, the following updates have been made about areas in or near Lake Elsinore: 

Freeways are experiencing flooding conditions - reduce your speed and drive with caution. 

SR 74 is closed from Lake Elsinore to the Candy Store for an unknown duration. 

For important safety tips, please read this Caltrans Press Release.


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DB February 28, 2014 at 09:30 PM
Poor Kleiner/Shane/Jeff/Asshat, got all of his posts deleted as off topic it appears....hope all are being safe out on those highways....it's nasty up here on the hill.....stay off our hill! No commuters tonight! Long drive around for you folks, drive slow and take your time.....
lotsahelp February 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Be safe up there DB!
JJ Mclure March 01, 2014 at 10:01 AM
wash the drugs out of elsinore

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