January 20, 2010 (San Diego County) 9:10 p.m. – Shortly after we issued an earlier alert about hazardous traffic conditions, CHP posted updates of several new hazards.
EAST COUNTY UPDATE:
Boulders are reported in the roadway at the junction of Sunrise Highway and Interstate 8. There are also large rocks in the roadway on Highway 78 near Sentenac Canyon in El Cajon, where a vehicle has struck the rocks and emergency responders are en route. I-15 northbound is flooded at the SR 75 offramp. The Carmel Mt. Road onramp to I-15 northbound is also flooded and now blocked. In Borrego Springs, boulders are in the road at SR 78 and Borrego Springs Road. In Santee, Gorge Road is flooded in the 9200 block after a flood channel overflowed.
OTHER SAN DIEGO COUNTY AREAS:
In Coronado, the Silver Strand highway is flooded. There are also numerous new reports of flooded areas in Oceanside and San Diego. For details, see http://cad.chp.ca.gov/ and also read our article below, which includes major road closures and flooding in San Diego and additional hazards reported earlier in East County. There is also a wind warning in effect on I-8 from Alpine to the Imperial County line and snow falling in mountain areas.