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  1. #1
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    Default I-15 - the timing couldn't be worse

    I-15 is closed between CA-138 and US-395 due to a brush fire. This would happen on the getaway afternoon for a holiday weekend. Northbound traffic is being escorted through by the CHP, but it's causing terrible backups. They probably won't have southbound open till sometime tomorrow.

    Suggested alternate to/from LA and Las Vegas would be CA-14 and CA-58.

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    3 out of 4 lanes in each direction have been reopened, but the fire is only about 20% contained.

  3. #3
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    Default Hitting it with plenty of resources....

    Resources on the fire include 72 fire engines, 5 dozers, 5 water tenders, 5 helicopters, 14 airtankers (including the DC-10) and 22 handcrews.
    More on the status of the "Hill" fire here.

    Mark

  4. #4
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    Default Oy vey!!!!!

    The congestion through there is bad enough that one closed lane just makes it worse. For LA people heading to LV, CA-14 and CA-58 are good suggestions. For San Diegans, though, they may be better off going up I-15 to I-10 east to US 95 north.



    Donna

  5. #5
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    Default On the other hand....

    I use this roadway and pass about 2-3 times a month, I've seen just about every form of weather and vehicle-caused mishap on it. For the time involved I'd stick to the Cajon Pass, no matter the extent of the delay. Driving more miles, using more fuel to accomplish a similar route doesn't make that much sense to me. Besides, it makes a great viewing platform for fire-fighting-watching.

    Mark

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