San Diego traffic

RESCUE IN PROGRESS: I-8 NEAR HIGHWAY 79

Update 10:25 p.m.: CHP reports only minor injury in this accident, which is now cleared.
February 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A Ford vehicle has plunged 200 feet over the side and rolled down into a canyon after losing control on rain-slicked I-8 just east of Highway 79. According to California Highway Patrol’s website, at least one person is trapped inside.

A rescue effort is in progress, involving 200 feet of cable down the steep side of the canyon.

NORTHBOUND HIGHWAY 67 TO CLOSE ALL DAY SUNDAY

 

February 11, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Major delays are expected all day Sunday, February 13 on State Route 67 northbound as construction crews close the highway from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. between Bradley and Woodside avenues. The connector ramp from eastbound Interstate 8 to northbound SR-67 will also be closed. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to use alternate routes.

 

SEMI JACK-KNIFED ON I-15 AT RANCHO BERNARDO ROAD

February 11, 2011 (San Diego) -- A jack-knifed semi truck on I-15 north of Rancho Bernardo Road continues to clog traffic during rush hour.  The accident, which occurred shortyl after 3 p.m. today, spilled more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel.  Three lanes remain closed as of 5:30 p.m. and CHP officers have been dispatched to replace cones after several motorists traveled into lanes that were shut down. A SIG alert remains in effect.

HIGHWAY 67 CLOSURES THURSDAY NIGHT

 

February 9, 2011 (Santee) – State Route 67 (SR-67) will be closed in both directions between Prospect and Woodside in Santee Thursday night from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Three ramps will also be closed beginning one hour earlier at 8 p.m.: the northbound onramp from Bradley Avenue, the southbound on-ramp from Magnolia Avenue and the northbound off-ramp to Prospect Avenue.

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES DETOUR ON STATE ROUTE 125 FOR NEXT MONTH

January 19, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Motorists traveling on Mission Gorge Road to southbound State Route 125 in Santee will lose one lane for the next four weeks, Cal-Trans has announced.  Southbound traffic will be directed along a shoulder to the future 52/125 southbound onramp starting Thursday morning at 5 a.m.

MOTORCYCLIST DOWN IN CRASH ON 94 NEAR BARRETT CAFÉ

 

January 16, 2011 (Barrett Junction) – A serious accident involving a motorcyclist down in the roadway has been reported at 12:00 noon today on Highway 94 near Barrett Lake Road. An ambulance is en route and other motorists have stopped to assist. The accident is near Barrett Café in a curve in the road, CHP reports.  No further details are available at this time (12:20 p.m.)

HIGHWAY 67 TO CLOSE JAN. 5th and 6th

January 5, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – State Route 67 will be shut down between Prospect and Woodside avenues from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow for construction, Caltrans has announced.

In addition, ramp closures will occur starting at 8 p.m. both nights including northbound SR67 on-ramp at Bradley Ave., northbound SR67 off-ramp to Prospect Ave., and southbound SR67 on-ramp from Magnolia Ave.

SD RIVER FLOOD WARNING ISSUED; FLOODING ON I-15 AND I-5 , PLUS OTHER AREA ROADWAYS


December 21, 2010 (San Diego) 9:15 a.m.--The flood watch issued yesterday has been upgraded to a flood warning for the San Diego River. In addition, many roadways are flooded and there are accidents on numerous streets and highways. Below are details on several of the most recent and severe:

Southbound I-15 at Eastbound I-8: all lanes flooded
Southbound I-5 at 1st Ave. flooded near downtown San Diego

 

More road problem reports this a.m.:

SR 67 TO SHUT DOWN MON.-WED. NIGHTS

 

December 20, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--State Route 67 will close in both directions between Prospect and Woodside Avenues tonight through Wednesday from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the next morning. In addition, starting at 8 p.m., the southbound Magnolia on-ramp, northbound Bradley Avenue on-ramp and Prospect Avenue off-ramp will also be closed. The closures will allow highway construction crews to install highway signs and remove k-rail.

HEAD-ON COLLSION AT 94 NEAR OTAY LAKES ROAD

December 17, 2010 (Otay) – CHP is on the scene of a head-on collision reported at 7:22 p.m. on southbound State Route 94 near Otay Lakes Road. Three adults and a child have been seriously injured and a trauma code has been issued, Incident Page Network reports. Both lanes of the two-lane highway are blocked while the Fire Department works to extricate the patients, and a Sig Alert has been issued.

SHERIFF PLANS DUI CHECKPOINTS IN SANTEE AND POWAY THIS WEEKEND

 December 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –In a continuing effort to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol related crashes. The Sheriff’s Poway and Santee Stations will be deploying deputies on saturation patrols and DUI/driver’s license checkpoints tonight and tomorrow.

HIGHWAY 67 CLOSURE TODAY AND TONIGHT IN EAST COUNTY

 

November 22, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -Construction crews from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have day and night work scheduled for State Route 67 (SR-67) on Tuesday. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. crews will close the southbound on-ramp at Magnolia Avenue. The northbound Bradley Avenue on-ramp and Prospect Avenue off-ramp will close along with the southbound Magnolia on-ramp.Then at 9 p.m. all lanes of State Route 67 between Prospect and Woodside Avenues will close.

OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE ROLLS OVER ON I-8 IN LAKESIDE, BLOCKING LANES

November 6, 2010 (Alpine) – A vehicle reported as a runaway rolled over on the center divide on westbound I-8 freeway near Lake Jennings at 1 p.m., knocking the 60-year-old woman driving unconscious. Several children were also reportedly in the vehicle. According to CHP’s incident report page, the car may have suffered brake failure as the driver repeatedly applied the brakes but could not slow the vehicle down.

MULTI-CAR PILE-UP ON HIGHWAY 67

October 17, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – California Highway Patrol has received reports that as many as 15 cars have collided on State Route 67.  The problem began with an accident around 6:30 p.m in a curve near Scripps Poway Parkway; additional vehicles have repeatedly struck the stopped cars. There is also a second accident approximately 1/4 mile away, north of Vigilante Road on Highway 67.

 

HIGHWAY 67 TO SHUT DOWN FOR 5 NIGHTS STARTING TONIGHT

 

October 17, 2010 (Santee) – Caltrans will completely shut down all northbound lanes on State Route 67 between Prospect and Woodside in Santee from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for five nights, starting tonight. The shut-down is needed for construction as part of a $520 million extension of State Route 52 to connect with State Route 67.

I-15 CLOSED AFTER TRUCK HITS CARROLL CANYON BRIDGE

October 5, 2010 (Carroll Canyon) – All southbound lanes on I-15 are closed due to a truck carrying a backhoe that struck the Carroll Canyon Bridge at 12:32 p.m. The truck cleared the bridge, but the backhoe struck a beam. After striking the bridge, the backhoe fell off onto a van in a roll-over collision.

52 CLOSURES SUNDAY THROGH WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

 

September 17, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Construction crews from the California Department of Transportation will be removing bridge falsework on the State Route 52 (SR-52) Sunny Side Gateway Project. Crews will close Prospect Avenue between Graves and Magnolia avenues Sunday through Wednesday evenings from 9 until 5 the next morning.

 

I-8 LANE & RAMP CLOSURES ANNOUNCED FOR EAST COUNTY

 

September 14, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--Motorists can expect lane and ramp closures along east and westbound Interstate 8 from the Viejas Creek Bridge in Alpine to the Horsethief Creek undercrossing Sundays through Thursdays between 7 p.m.and 5 a.m., beginning tonight and continuing through mid November. The on- and off-ramps at Willow Road and State Route-79 (Japatul Road) will also be subject to closure, but will not be closed at the same time.

SIG ALERT ISSUED: WILDCAT CANYON ROAD IN LAKESIDE

 


September 11, 2010 (Lakeside) 4:50 p.m.– California Highway Patrol has issued a SIGALERT for Willows Road at mile marker 2 in Lakeside, where traffic is backed up to the Willow Road intersection. The alert is due to a head-on collision reported around 4 p.m. At least one victim is trapped, CHP reports.

HIGHWAY 78 CLOSED

September 11, 2010 (San Pasqual) – Highway 78 is closed in both directions on the east side of the San Diego Wild Animal Park and is expected to remain closed until at last 12:30 p.m. , according to the California Highway Patrol. Traffic is being diverted to Bandy Canyon and Haverford while emergency crews search for the driver of a vehicle involved in a serious accident who left a trail of blood leading into a nearby canyon, the Union-Tribune reports.

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