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.