I-8 closed for over an hour PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:17

(Heavy snow closes Interstate 8)…The California Highway Patrol closed the Interstate at around 8:00 Wednesday morning.

 The El Cajon Sector CHP closed the Interstate at East Willows. The El Centro Sector CHP closed the westbound lanes near Ocotillo. By 9:00 am the Highway Patrol and snowplows were escorting traffic over the mountain in the westbound lanes, though that was not recommended. The snow level had dropped to below the In-Koh-Pah off ramp. Tuesday evening the CIF canceled all play-off games that required travel either to or from San Diego and Imperial Counties. No serious traffic incidents have been reported as a result of the weather conditions. The National Weather Service says the snow will turn to rain Wednesday night.