Coaster, Amtrak Service Canceled From Storm
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Coaster and Amtrak train service between Oceanside and San Diego was canceled today due to the storm pattern that has hammered San Diego County for almost a week.
According to the North County Transit District, the closure will stay in effect until further notice.
The severe weather conditions also impacted the Sprinter light rail line between the Oceanside Transit Center and the El Camino Real Station today.
This morning, the NCTD launched a "bus bridge'' to help Sprinter users bypass the Coast Highway and Crouch Street stations.
Breeze bus routes 306, 331 and 101 were also canceled, and users of other Breeze bus routes were advised to expect delays due to local road closures.
Early today, the California Highway Patrol reported partial or full closures of the following streets and highways:
-- Northbound Interstate 5 at Gilman Drive, due to tree blocking two lanes;
-- State Route 76 at Valley Center Road, because of large rocks in the roadway;
-- Valley Center Road at Thundernut Lane, boulders in the roadway;
-- State Route 76 just west of Mission Road, roadway flooding;
-- Stage Coach Lane at Brooke Road, 6 to 12 inches of water and boulders in the roadway;
-- State Route 79 at Rainbow Road, road closed due to mud slide;
-- Old Castle Road just east of Champagne Boulevard and at Pamoosa Lane, roadway closed due to mud and rock slide;
-- Eastbound state Route 78 from Interstate 5 to just east of El Camino Real, all lanes closed due to flooding;
-- Camino Del Rey just west of Via Maria Elena, roadway flooding;
-- Lake Wohlford Road at Oakvale Road;
-- Lake Wohlford Road at Valley Center Road;
-- Carmel Mountain Road onramp to northbound Interstate 5, flooding;
-- Central Avenue between Sweetwater and Bonita roads, flooding;
-- Interstate 5 HOV lanes;
-- Northbound Interstate 5 on Sorrento Valley offramp, end of ramp flooded;
-- Northbound Twin Oaks Valley at Solar Lane, roadway flooding.