San Ysidro border crossing to Mexico reopens after gas protest prompts closure

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SAN DIEGO – The San Ysidro border crossing into Mexico reopened Saturday night after protests forced its closure, diverting southbound traffic east toward the Otay Mesa crossing.

The closure went into effect shortly before 6 p.m. as demonstrators protested against the recent gas price increase in Mexico.

Southbound Interstate 5 and southbound Interstate 805 were closed at State Route 905, according to the California Highway Patrol. All traffic was diverted to eastbound State Route 905.

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The eastbound and westbound State Route 905 connectors to southbound Interstate 5 were also closed.