I-5 lanes blocked near Clairemont during morning commute


A sign warns of traffic on I-5 in the Clairemont area.

SAN DIEGO — Three lanes of Interstate 5 were blocked in the Clairemont area during rush hour Wednesday morning for police activity.

Officials shut down the three left lanes of northbound I-5 near Mission Bay Drive just before 7 a.m. One lane had reopened by 7:30 a.m. but the two left lanes would be closed for an unknown amount of time, California Highway Patrol said.

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As of 9:30 a.m., traffic was backed up into the South Bay. Caltrans signs as far south as National City warned commuters to expect long delays heading toward San Diego on I-5.

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