NEW ROAD HAZARDS THIS AFTERNOON

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February 26, 2011 (2 p.m.) - New road hazards have been announced since our morning update  including SIGALERTS and closures of several major highways and freeways due to hazards ranging from boulders to flooding to power lines collapsed by heavy snow.

INTERSTATE 15 IN SAN DIEGO:  The freeway is flooded just north of Mira Mesa and a SIGALERT has been issued, Cal-Trans advises.

STATE ROUTE 79 is closed at the Paso Picacho Campground in Rancho Cuyamaca State Park after snow collapsed powerlines, causing a small fire.

ALPINE: Large boulders are blocking westbound lanes of Alpine Blvd, CHP reports. Heavy snow on Willows Road and Viejas Grade; watch for snowplows, the Alpine Community Network advises.

BORREGO: Montezuma Valley Road is closed at mile marker 8 due to a boulder in the roadway, CHP’s website reports.

JULIAN: State Route 79 is closed just south of Julian Road and a SigAlert has been issued.

LAGUNA MOUNTAIN: Thick ice on highway; impassable without chains, per CHP.

PINE VALLEY: A vehicle has plunged off I-8 near the Pine Valley Bridge, per CHP. A reader posted mid-day on ECM’s site that I-8 is shut down east of Japatul Road until snow ploughs arrive.

SPRING VALLEY: Quarry Road is closed at the dip and gates are down, the County’s Department of Planning and Land Use reports.
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