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Nineteen vehicle pileup on Cajon Pass blamed on bad weather


Dozens of people were injured in a 19 vehicle crash on Cajon Pass in Southern California this morning.

The crash was reported around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, on southbound I-15 over Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, California.

Authorities say that nineteen commercial and passenger vehicles were involved in a pileup crash.

19-Car Pileup in Cajon Pass Area

Traffic Alert: Southbound 15 Freeway shut down after rain and poor visibility cause 19-car pileup in Cajon Pass. Map of traffic updates here: http://4.nbcla.com/NBlsBHs

Posted by NBC LA on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Thirty-five people were hurt in the crash with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department says that weather was a factor in the crash. Caltrans issued a fog advisory for the area just an hour before the crash occurred.

All lanes of southbound I-15 were closed for hours with miles long traffic backups reported in the area. However, Caltrans announced at 2 p.m. that all lanes of southbound I-15 had reopened.


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