Stranded Students Home From San Bernardino Mountain Camps

Hundreds of students have been stranded in the San Bernardino since last week. The students were from several camps including Camp Pali and Camp Cedar Crest in Running Springs. Many of the kids went up to the camps on Tuesday and were supposed to return home last Friday, but the storm made roads impassable. Some teachers even devised a plan to get students off the mountain Thursday but buses were unable to come up due accidents on the roads. CHP officers and Caltrans worked all day to escort the buses up Highway 330 to the camps. All mountain roads have been closed since last week due to extremely heavy snowfall.

Dozens of residents have been waiting at a road closure at the bottom of Highway 18 in San Bernardino for word when they can return to their mountain homes. Meantime worried parents have been calling the school districts, many in Orange County to find out when their children would return from the camps. Bus drivers trained in snow driving drove buses up the mountain with chains escorted by CHP to retrieve the kids from the camps. The students were then transferred to other buses waiting down the mountain for the final journey to their schools.