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Lanes Reopened On Westbound SR-78 Following Fatal Collision

A fatal crash halted traffic on State Route 78 in San Marcos at Nordahl Road Jan. 15, 2015.
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A fatal crash halted traffic on State Route 78 in San Marcos at Nordahl Road Jan. 15, 2015.

All westbound lanes of state Route 78 on the border of San Marcos and Escondido were closed early Thursday for about two hours following a fatal collision, creating a traffic nightmare for morning commuters.

The fatality involved at least two vehicles and occurred west of Nordahl Road around 4:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, which closed all westbound lanes east of Nordahl Road.

At 6:42 a.m., the agency reported that all lanes had been reopened. Traffic remained heavy in the area.