The San Ysidro Port of Entry has been closed for the 7th time in 8 weekends, Caltrans confirmed Sunday.
Caltrans announced at 11:49 a.m. that the entry was closed to southbound traffic due to protests in Mexico.
There is heavy backup on southbound I-805 and I-5 at Camino de la Plaza due to police activity. Travelers are being redirected to eastbound State Route 905 to Otay Mesa, according to Caltrans.
SB 805 and SB 5 at Camino de la Plaza, heavy traffic backup due to police activity. Use 905 to Otay Mesa.#SDCaltransAlert— Caltrans San Diego (@SDCaltrans) February 26, 2017
In previous weeks, southbound lanes into Mexico were closed as well as westbound State Route 905 to southbound Interstate 805, and westbound SR-905 to southbound Interstate 5.
Southbound traffic into Mexico was not shut down last weekend.
Protesters continue to voice their objections to a sudden hike in gas prices and recent executive actions signed by President Trump regarding border security.
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