Friday, March 9, 2012
Several lanes of southbound Interstate 805 in the Otay Mesa area were flooded during this morning's commute after a water main ruptured nearby on Palm Avenue, prompting an hours-long closure in the area, authorities said.
Heavy flooding along the Palm Avenue offramp was reported shortly after 6 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
No injuries were immediately reported but at least one sedan spun out and stalled in a right-hand lane, according to the CHP.
A SigAlert was issued at 6:17 a.m. as the two right-hand lanes were closed. Around 8:45 a.m., the CHP reported that the closure would likely last for another four hours, or until about 1 p.m.