Wet weather makes for rough morning commute


By City News Service

Wet weather and hazardous driving conditions wreaked havoc on the morning commute in San Diego on Wednesday.

Flooding affected Midway Drive in Point Loma, the ramp from Interstate 8 to State Route 163 and the Las Pulgas Road onramp to Interstate 15, among other places, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Several non-injury car crashes made for a busy morning for clean-up crews. The offramp to Plaza Boulevard from Interstate 805 was blocked for an hour this morning after a car struck a light pole, causing the pole to fall and block the ramp. On northbound I-15 a big rig jack-knifed, ending up in the center divide.

In a potentially more serious crash, an overturned truck blocked the right lane on northbound State Route 67. Emergency crews were responding to reports of a trapped person, according to the CHP.