Caltrans District 8 officials advised motorists Monday morning more volatile storm activity, including flash flooding, is expected today in the mountains and deserts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties and across the Inland Empire.
There will be potential for more dust storms that can cause low to zero visibility on desert roads, Terri Kasinga of Caltrans said in a statement.
Two people died Saturday in a multi-vehicle pile up during a dust storm on Interstate 40, according to the San Bernardino County coroner.
State Route 62, which was closed in both directions Sunday evening by flash flooding and mud flows in Morongo Valley, was open Monday morning, but debris removal was expected to continue all day with reduced lanes and traffic controls, Kasinga said.
U.S. 95 was closed from Interstate 40 to the Nevada state line for mud and debris removal, Kasinga said. A woman was found dead in a wash Sunday near the 95 west of Needles, according to the coroner.
Another stretch of the 95 between the 62 and Five Mile Road was also closed Monday for mud and debris removal, Kasinga said.