Concrete blocks left in roadway causes traffic crashes on I-8

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 01:59:33-04

ALPINE (KGTV) - Several cars have been damaged because concrete blocks are being left in the middle of the freeway in Alpine, according to California Highway Patrol. 

On Saturday morning, CHP received a call of several vehicles on I-8 westbound, east of Dunbar Lane, hitting several concrete objects in the road. When units arrived, 8-10 vehicles had disabling damage such as bent wheels and flat tires. Four concrete parking stops and three cinder blocks were located on the shoulder close by, CHP reports.

This isn't the first time this has happened.

Since the beginning of 2018 to February 7th there were four reports of landscaping retaining wall blocks lying within the same traffic lanes. This led to several traffic collisions causing moderate to major damage to the vehicles involved. Each time, large landscaping retaining wall blocks were located in the traffic lanes, according to CHP.

CHP sent out a press release requesting the public’s help in locating the person or persons responsible. For the next few months, the issue stopped.

Until Saturday morning.

Patrol has been increased in the area. There is no suspect information at this time. Anyone who may have seen a vehicle, persons or anything suspicious near the location is urged to contact CHP at (619) 401-2000.