SAN DIEGO — Remnants of Tropical Storm Hillary are being felt across San Diego County with heavy rain and gusty wind expected Sunday afternoon into Monday.
The Department of Public Works has announced several road closures that may affect travel, though California Highway Patrol has advised residents to “stay off the roads” if possible during severe weather.
While roads on Sunday were relatively quieter due to the conditions, CHP Sgt. Brian Pennings told FOX 5 that officers from the department responded to over 120 crashes as of 5 p.m. — everything from solo spin-outs to multiple vehicle collisions.
That number, however, does not count collisions where the drivers involved were able to resolve without CHP assistance.
“It all comes down to speed,” Pennings said. “We just need people to slow down and back off as far as maintaining safety on the roadway.”
For those headed on the roads over the next few hours, CHP encourages motorists to maintain a high visual horizon and travel at a slower rate of speed. They also encourage drivers to use the middle lanes when possible to avoid pools of water along the shoulders.
Pennings also encourages motorists to watch out for road closures and barricades directing drivers around flooded areas.
Here are some of the roads that are closed as of 10:50 p.m. due to conditions:
- Camino De La Reina at Camino De La Siesta (westbound)
- Camino De La Reina west of Avenida Del Rio (eastbound)
- San Diego Mission Road between Fairmount and Caminito Yucatan (east/west)
- Qualcomm Way and Rio San Diego (southbound)
- Mission Center Road between Hazard Center Drive and Camino De La Reina (northbound)
- Ward Road at Camino Del Rio N (southbound)
- Camino Del Este between Station Village Drive and Camino De La Reina (both)
- Hazard Center Drive below state Route 163
- Northbound Interstate 5 onramp from 1st Avenue
- Monument Road, 1900-2100 blocks
- I-805 exit at Carroll Canyon
- Sea World Drive under I-5 N
- Friars Road on-ramp to I-15 N
- SR-94 West from College Avenue to College Grove
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- Nate Harrison Grade is closed to nonresidents from SR-76
- Eastbound Interstate 8 at In-Ko-Pah, all lanes closed due to rock slide
- SR-78 is closed in several westbound and eastbound lanes around Jefferson Street/El Camino Real due to flooding
- Bernardo Center Drive and Dove Canyon Road is closed due to flooding
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