Law enforcement to lead escorts through Highway 178 beginning at 1 p.m.

Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 23:23:56-04

UPDATE (8:23 p.m., August 1, 2017): Cal Trans has posted on their Twitter account that Highway 178 is now fully open and all lanes are cleared for traffic.

UPDATE (August 1, 2017): Highway 178 will be re-opened at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and not noon like previously stated according to Forest Service officials. 


Highway 178 will open Tuesday afternoon with law enforcement escorts. 

According to the latest update on the Garden Fire, the escorts will run from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Fire and road conditions will continually be assessed with road conditions possibly changing. 

The Garden Fire is currently covering 1,350 acres is 15 percent contained.