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Closures on highways damaged by storm may span several months


Last updated 3/1/2019 at 2:07am

Highways between Hemet and Palm Springs that were severely damaged by last week’s storm will remain out of service for the next one to two months while repairs are made, state officials said last week.

According to Caltrans District 8 spokeswoman Terri Kasinga, the most seriously damaged corridor, state Route 243 between Banning and Mountain Center, by way of Idyllwild, will likely remain closed until mid-April, though residents and business owners will continue to have limited access to the two-lane road.

The 30-mile mountain highway sustained major damage in four places during torrent...

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