San Diego traffic: Police activity leads to lane closures on eastbound SR-78 at Nordahl Road

Posted at 8:16 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 13:22:18-05

(KGTV) - Police activity prompted the closure of eastbound state Route 78 at Nordahl Road in San Marcos, causing a major traffic backup during the Friday morning commute.

Law enforcement responded to an incident just after 6:30 a.m. on the Nordahl Road overpass above SR-78, according to the California Highway Patrol.

10News learned authorities negotiated with a person on the overpass, but no other details were immediately provided.

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The subsequent police activity forced authorities to close all eastbound SR-78 lanes at Nordahl Road, with CHP re-routing eastbound traffic off the Nordahl Road exit and back onto the freeway past the bridge.

At about 9:45 a.m., CHP officials said all lanes were re-opened. Officials tweeted: "CHP and San Diego Sheriff's department personnel were able to negotiate the party off the overpass. All personnel and the subject are safe."

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