By Miriam Raftery
September 11, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Highway Patrol experienced a 15-hour outage on its popular traffic site (https://cad.chp.ca.gov/ ). The site is now restored thanks to East County Magazine bringing the outage to the CHP’s attention.
We received this note this morning from Paul Leymaster, Systems Software Specialist for the CHP,s CAD unit: “Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The problem should now be fixed (as of 7:00 AM this morning). We had a network problem starting at about 4:00 PM yesterday causing a quarter of the state to not update any incidents. We were unable to resolve the problem until early this morning.”
To access San Diego area traffic information in real time on the site, click the “Border” region option under the communications tab at top left. The site has options to view traffic incidents state wide or in specific regions.
You can click the “Details” option to the left of any incident to get full information, reading from the bottom up for chronological order. The site covers traffic incidents such as accidents and highways blocked by flooding, fires, mudslides and other perils.