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.
Update #3: SBCO: SB I-15 south of Oak Hill Rd in Hesperia. Multi collision blocking lanes #3 and #4. Lanes #1 and #2 open. Emergency personnel working quickly and diligently to open remaining lanes. #Caltrans8 pic.twitter.com/IitlpUjyfG
— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) January 16, 2019
Authorities say that nineteen commercial and passenger vehicles were involved in a pileup crash.
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.
— Will Lester (@WillLesterPhoto) January 16, 2019