I-15 Commuter Nightmare

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    NBCSanDiego

    Travelers on Interstate 15 south are snarled in a miles-long mess after a construction accident.

    Officials first reported at about 1:30 p.m. that a large metal beam was hanging from the overpass at Carroll Canyon Road in the Miramar area. A short time later, they said construction was being done on the overpass. Not long after, CHP officers shut down the No. 3 and 4 lanes, then said that only a single lane remained open. By 3 p.m., though, when a photographer from NBCSanDiego arrived at the scene, all lanes had been closed to traffic.

    The CHP said at 2 p.m. that crews would need three hours to clear the roadway for traffic, but, commuters were given an all clear at about 3:30 p.m. and the thousands of frustrated commuters were back on their way.

    Nobody was injured during the incident.