SB SR-163 Closed Due to Police Activity

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Dec 5, 2013  |  Updated 9:25 AM PDT
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SB SR-163 Closed Due to Police Activity

One of the main routes into downtown was closed early Thursday due to police activity.

Officers shut down southbound State Route 163 at Robinson for several hours just after 6 a.m.

Video from NBC 7 Newschopper shows police officers standing near a body in the roadway.

Patrol cars had the westbound I-8 onramp to 163 blocked to oncoming traffic, diverting people to I-8.

At 7:30 a.m., officers had opened the stretch of highway running from I-8 to Washington Street. The highway was reopened by 9 a.m.

It was the second highway closure of the morning.

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Just 45 minutes earlier, the California Highway Patrol closed down westbound I-8 at Waring Road following a multi-car accident.

By 6:30, CHP was able to clear the scene and reopen the lanes to traffic.

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