Posted on August 23, 2023

In light of recent events and a tragic fatality resulting from unauthorized access to road closures following the aftermath of Hurricane Hilary, we are compelled to take immediate and comprehensive action to ensure public safety.

**Effective immediately:**
1. **No Trespassing:** It is strictly prohibited to bypass road closure barricades.

2. **Maximum Vigilance:** We are collaborating closely with the City of Desert Hot Springs Police Department and other relevant agencies to ensure strict enforcement.

We regret to inform you that there have been multiple instances where individuals had to be rescued by our dedicated staff, sometimes involving heavy machinery, due to disregard of road closures. Numerous vehicles have been retrieved and staff continues to work tirelessly in clearing the roads.

In the unfortunate event that you have questions regarding the aforementioned fatality, kindly contact the California Highway Patrol for accurate and appropriate information.
We want to emphasize that trespassing individuals will be subject to legal consequences.

While we deeply appreciate the community’s resilience, we cannot compromise on safety. Compliance with these measures is of the utmost importance to ensure the well-being of all.

Your understanding and cooperation are invaluable during these challenging times. By adhering to these directives, you play an essential role in fostering a secure environment for everyone.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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