Election Day storms in the Pacific on Tuesday flooded roads, closed streets and led to multiple water rescues, including one fatality, in San Bernardino County.
A flash flood warning was also issued for the High Desert on Tuesday afternoon as heavy rains and high winds continue to affect the area.
Officials said there were no reports of the storm delaying the vote.
The storm started on Monday with heavy rain and high winds. After a lull in the storm, meteorologists expect Round 2 to hit Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service expects a cold front with heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms, and strong winds to pass through Southern California from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Hesperia, Lightwood, Lake Arrowhead, Pinon Hills, Crestline and Phelan recorded gusts of 50 to 70 mph.
Gusts of 50 to 30 mph were recorded in Victorville, Summit Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Apple Valley.
Evening temperatures across the Victor Valley are expected to drop to 40 degrees as heavy rain continues through Wednesday.
Meteorologists expect 6 to 20 inches of snow on peaks above 6,000 feet.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department reported water rescues in DeVore, Upland, Ontario.
The Ontario Fire Department reported Tuesday afternoon that one person died and two went missing after six subjects were washed away in the 1200 block of East Fourth Street.
On Tuesday morning, the first fire brigade at the scene reported that six subjects had been swept downstream by the current.
The City of Hesperia has reported that due to flooding, the intersection of Peach Avenue on Centennial Street and Peach Avenue on Hinton Street is closed until further notice.
The San Bernardino Mountains faced road closures on Tuesday due to flooding, mudslides, and rocks and debris on the roads, according to Caltrans.
U.S. Route 38 was closed in both directions due to landslides, falling rocks and debris. Commuters should use the highways. 330 to 18.
Highway 18 was closed in both directions from 48th Street to the Highway 138/18 Bridge for flood and mud cleanup.
At approximately 12:30 PM, the Yucaipa Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order due to possible mudslides, which could affect Eldorado and Apple’s burn scars. Areas include Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Mountain Home He Village, Angelus Oaks, and Northeast Yucaipa.
This story is a work in progress and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com. Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz.