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Highway 18 to ski resorts reopened after weeks-long closure

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 19:48:08-05

(KGTV) — After a weeks-long closure due to mudslides and debris, Highway 18 from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake has reopened.

The highway has been closed since February after heavy rainfall prompted mudslides in some areas, forcing crews to repair damage to the highway.

Snow fell on Big Bear Mountain Resort Wendesday with more snow expected Thursday night into Friday, continuing the mountain's flurry of snowfall this season. Currently, officials say they have about 60 inches of snow at the resort's peak and 44 inches at its base.

This season, 128 inches of snow have hit the resort, making it prime for locals looking to ski, board, or just frolic in the snow this season.

The route into Snow Valley Mountain Resort also reopened as the resort saw 34 inches of snow by Saturday morning.