ORTEGA HWY (74) CLOSED DUE TO CRASH WITH OVERTURNED VEHICLES

ORTEGA HWY (74) CLOSED DUE TO CRASH WITH OVERTURNED VEHICLES

Update 5:15

Our Total Traffic war room says all lanes re-opened.  At one point traffic on Ortega Highway (74) eastbound was backed up 6 miles.

Update 4:02pm

Ok, we’re getting more details about what happened.

Both directions of Ortega Highway (74) are closed just east of Nichols Institute after a couple of vehicles flipped over.  Calls came in at 3:07 reporting “several vehicles overturned.” 

When CHP arrived, officers found a white pickup and a blue sedan on their sides, but they were two seperate accidents. 

Traffic is currently backed up to a blind corneder near the Hot Springs Bridge which is causing several near crashes.    CHP is going to try to slow down incoming traffic to prevent more accidents.

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Both directions of Ortega Highway at Nichols Institue are currently closed after several vehicles overturned… more to come…


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