Monday, February 27, 2017

DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS... BE SAFE.


PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION TONIGHT.
CONDITIONS ARE VERY DANGEROUS ON OUR BACKCOUNTRY ROADS 

REPORT HAZARDS TO COUNTY EMERG CENTER 
858-565-5262 

BOULDER/Mud/Dirt/Rock SLIDE
SKYLINE TT AT LAWSON VALLEY RD
  • 6:09 PM ROCK SLIDE, BOULDER BLOCKING EB LNS OF TRFC 
  • 6:09 PM VEHS ARE GOING SLOWLY AROUND WITH HAZDS ON
  • 6:08 PM ROCK SLIDE BLOCKING EB LANE UP THE HILL AROUND A CURVE 


DANGEROUS BOULDER — APPEARS UNSTABLE 
HONEY SPRINGS ROAD 
5:40 POSTS FROM DV EXCHANGE:
  • "WARNING Huge boulder about ready to go on West side of Honey Springs south of ridge. Sitting on side. North of Hradekey's tractor. If it goes it will block the road and very dangerous. 5:40 pm Monday." 
This post from about the same time:
  • "I took Skyline to Honey Springs to get home. A large boulder (as big as a car), looks like it started to slide but only some rubble is in the road. This was on Honey Springs coming from four corners but before the fire station. Dip at the bottom of Deerhorn is flooded but my Honda van crossed it easily. 

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REPORT BOULDERS, SLIDES, ETC TO THIS NUMBER. YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE. 
(858) 565-5262
County of SD Operations Emergency Call Center 
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Earlier Today...






DEERHORN DIPS SITUATION

At 12:45 PM—

Flash Flood WATCH for Jamul has been upgraded to a WARNING.
This means flooding is already occurring or imminent.

Skyline Truck Trail is reportedly blocked by rockslide with at least one lane closed.
I drove out to check on the more flood-prone areas on Deerhorn Valley Rd. and Honey Springs:




The Lower Dip on Honey Springs Rd was flooded and moving fast. I had to cross on the upstream side, and if rains continue, it could become impassable. Water at the Upper Dip is not yet up to the road surface.

Lower Deerhorn Valley Road was flooded but passable at 12:45 pm. There was a lot of mud on the road along with running water. I took it very slow and steady (after watching a bigger car go through!)

Upper Honey Springs Dip was clear of water. Creek was flowing fast under the culvert, but not on the road surface.

STAY SAFE, EVERYONE.



MUD, BOULDERS, FLOODED ROADS
BE SAFE. AVOID DRIVING IF POSSIBLE

"Drive safe! Lower dip has water running across but shallow. Deerhorn dip by the little angels is bad! Pretty deep and running hard. Not an issue for my big truck but would not attempt with my car. Honey springs has debris and standing water, with more debris likely to fall. Go slow. (Thank you Barb Lowell)
Creek is running over Pio Pico dip. Make sure you know how deep it is before crossing. Six inches of moving water is enough to move around a smaller car."  
—Thank you Barb Lowell

Otay Lakes Road at Pio Pico (1000 Trails) crossing. About 11 AM. (Photo by Barbara Lowell)

Other drivers report the dip at the bottom of Deerhorn Valley Rd is flooded with water/mud and some debris. Culvert is probably jammed, so all water flowing across

"There's a pretty large boulder in the road about a half-mile south of four corners on Honey Springs. It's about the size of a small car tire. Be careful!" —Thank you Coral Lovci.

Lower Honey Springs dip is also running across the the road surface.

Friday, February 17, 2017

HUNKERED DOWN? Storm is not too far off...

This is supposed to be a fierce storm.  At 3:25 PM the skies are very dark, winds have been gusting, but no rain yet.  This evening through tomorrow morning will be the most intense.  NWS radar shows it bearing down on north SD County right now...  the southern end (us) will be along in a couple of hours.

Stay safe everyone.  Expect run-off, mud, rocks, and other hazards.  Hunker down and stay put if possible.




Thursday, February 16, 2017

SR-94 CRASHES & TRAFFIC DELAYS

NEAR SR-94 
2:55 PM
4 COLLISIONS
3 CONSTRUCTION/TRAFFIC DELAYS


THE CHP LOG SHOWS 4 ACTIVE CRASH INCIDENTS AND 3 CONSTRUCTION AREAS ON SR-94 BETWEEN RANCHO SD AND THE TECATE TURNOFF (SR-188)
  • THE MOST RECENT HAPPENED AT 1:42 PM AGO — JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE. NO OTHER DETAILS YET.
  • A HEAD ON COLLISION IS BEING CLEARED NEAR BARRETT JUNCTION. STILL ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE & TOW 2 VEHICLES.
  • A TWO VEHICLE CRASH WITH ONE PARTY TRAPPED IS STILL BEING CLEARED AT THE 188 (TECATE) TURNOFF.
  • A CRASH AT BARRETT SCHOOL ROAD CLOSED TRAFFIC BOTH WAYS
  • A TRASH TRUCK HAS BECOME STUCK (SOUNDS LIKE A RUT IN ROAD SURFACE) IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO (JAMACHA @ BRABHAM) AND THEY ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY REMOVING IT.