I-15 Crash Slows Traffic Through Escondido

The collision happened on southbound Interstate 15 just north of Via Rancho Parkway

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:36 AM PDT
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Crash Slows Commute in Escondido on Southbound I-15

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From this vantage point, you can see how the gridlock formed quickly after the accident.

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Traffic along southbound Interstate 15 is at a crawl through Escondido because of a multi-car accident that happened earlier this morning.

About six or seven cars were involved in the non-injury collision at 6 a.m. Tuesday just north of Via Rancho Parkway according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers issued a SigAlert because the crash had one lane blocked.

CHP stopped traffic to move the vehicles involved in the crash from the center divide to the shoulder just after 6 a.m.

By 6:30 a.m., all lanes were reopened but the damage was done. Early morning commuters were caught up in a backlog that stretched beyond Highway 78. 

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