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Busy Julian-area road closed for rock slide repairs

Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 20:06:05-05

JULIAN, Calif. (KGTV) - Caltrans will shut down all lanes of State Route 78 in Julian Friday night following a rock and mudslide.

The freeway closure, which affects all lanes between Wynola Road and Great Southern Overland Stage Route (S2), may continue into the weekend.

The area experienced a slide late Thursday that sent large rocks and debris into lanes. Crews limited traffic to one direction and determined rock scaling was needed to remove any more hazards.

Residents will be allowed access through closures when conditions are safe, Caltrans said.

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Detours include:

East SR-78: Drivers from Ramona toward Banner grade will be detoured onto northbound SR-79 at Santa Ysabel, then directed to turn right onto San Felipe Road to eastbound SR-78 toward Ocotillo Wells

West SR-78: Drivers east of the closure will be detoured to turn right onto San Felipe Road to southbound SR-79, to Santa Ysabel to SR-78