Traffic resumes to Mountain Center – but slowly

SR 74 requires pilot car; travelers report 45-minute delays www.publicdomainpictures.netA pilot car like this one is needed to escort traffic up and down SR 74. ■ Chronicle News Staff Residents and visitors to Idyllwild and Mountain Center and the surrounding areas were able to drive up and down the mountain as of last Saturday, albeit with some restrictions on Highway 74, where pilot cars escorted traffic in a single direction. Highway 243, however, had no restrictions when it opened Saturday. The Cranston Fire was 96 percent contained at press time after having burned more than 13,139 acres and was still burning in a small area back into the San Bernardino National

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