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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  July 9, 2014              9:30 a.m.        *UPDATE*


INCIDENT:    Storm damage – Road closures


LOCATION:   Needles, Havasu Landing, Colorado River




UPDATE:      July 11, 2014            11:00 a.m.



Update on US95 closure between 5 Mile Rd. and Hwy. 62

Friday – July 11, 2014

By noon, crews expect full closures to be removed and a pilot car will be escorting vehicles through these areas:

5 Mile Rd.

Havasu Landing

Vidal Junction


Saturday – July 12, 2014


CalTrans will be removing damaged roadway, rebuilding and repaving


Sunday – July 13, 2014


Crews expect a full opening between 5 Mile Rd. and Vidal Junction







   UPDATE   July 10, 2014    1:00 p.m.


US95 is now open from Havasu Lake Rd. to Hwy 62. US95 is still closed between Havasu Lake Rd. and I-40. You can check the CALTRANS web site, for additional updates.


July 9, 2014

The power has been restored to the Havasu Landing area. 

The road closures remain in effect until further notice.


On July 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. a storm hit the Colorado River and Needles area causing severe flooding and damage to roadways. The Sheriff’s Department is monitoring the following areas that are affected by flooding and road closures.


In Needles City the K Street underpass is closed due to flooding. Vine Street between T Street and U Street will be closed and barricaded through July 10th for downed power lines and power poles.


Southbound US95 is closed from I-40 to Hwy 62 for washed out roads.  CALTRANS is advising it may not be open for several days.


CALTRANS is advising Hwy 62 is closed from Vidal Junction to the Arizona State line.  Unknown time on this closure.


There is no access by road to Havasu Landing and the power is currently out. Friendship Hall and the Community Center are open for any who needs to get out of the heat. They are operating on generators. The Casino and Market are also open and running on generators.


Numerous roads in the area are covered in debris and motorists are advised to use caution.  The forecast for the next week is calling for occasional thunder storms that could bring large amounts of rain and flash floods to the area.  Under no circumstances should motorists try to drive across a flooded roadway.


A large amount of storm runoff has entered the Colorado River resulting in debris and unseen sandbars to form.  Boaters are advised to use caution when on the waterway and avoid boating when stormy weather is near.


Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.


Refer:             Sheriff’s Public Affairs     


Phone No.     (909)387-3700



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department                    


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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