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Winter storm prompts road closures throughout region


Last updated 1/9/2018 at Noon

A rockslide prompted a partial closure of a mountain highway in Riverside County today, while flooding and toppled power lines led to other closures as the first storm of the winter season blew through.

According to the California Highway Patrol, state Route 243 between Idyllwild and Twin Pines was partially closed this morning after a rockslide dumped a boulder and debris onto the two-lane highway.

The slide was reported about 6 a.m. and mainly impacted the southbound lane, the CHP reported.

Road crews pushed the boulder out of the way in the noon hour, completely clearing the corridor,...

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