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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 07:24 PM
Carmegeddon at San Ysidro Border


Thankfully. I am not going anywhere except to brunch. (BTW. the pangeros are setting out the lobster traps right now.)

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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 08:04 PM


So when its all over will entering for one freeway be advantageous to the other?



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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 08:46 PM


Not to worry,

I'll be selling Popsicle's to all that are stuck in the traffic jam.....
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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 10:51 AM


Saturday, 7am until 11am:
I've been checking the live camera at the otay border crossing southbound and so far there is no delay entering Mexico.




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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 11:09 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fandango  
Saturday, 7am until 11am:
I've been checking the live camera at the otay border crossing southbound and so far there is no delay entering Mexico.


Everybody I know crossed yesterday or they are staying home. I've been checking the traffic and we may head to TJ for dinner this evening. :saint:




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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 12:22 PM


1230pm, still no line not mexico at otay. AND no line in the regular lane or the ready lane leaving Mexico at otay. Unreal!!

Dinner In Tj, do it. Let us know how you get back.




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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 02:48 PM


According to the Radio Latina website at San Ysidro northbound there are 15 cars in the regular lanes and zero in the Ready lanes. Otay has 5 and 5.

The busiest border land crossing in the world, so they say.

Amazing!

Carmegeddon is in process. Southbound at San Ysidro is closed. I wonder what southbound at Otay is like.



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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 03:57 PM


4pm. No line to enter Mexico at otay. There hasn't been a delay since I started checking at 7 this morning.



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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 03:59 PM


4pm. No wait in the ready lane northbound at otay.
About 25-30 cars in 1 line in the regular lane northbound at otay.




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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 02:01 PM


Looks like most are avoiding crossing the border with the southbound San Ysidro closure. I usually go to Mexico early on Monday morning crossing at San Ysidro. This is a working day for a lot of people. I will be going on Tuesday morning to avoid any backup at Otay on Monday before the noon reopening.

The closure was certainly widely publicized. It seems to have been effective.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 06:34 PM


News says all will re-open tonight at Midnight.



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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 06:59 PM


According to some posts on Talk Baja it is open now
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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 08:24 AM


On the morning news here in San Diego, it was just reported that the border into Tijuana opened 12 hours ahead of schedule and there was no "Carmageddon" at Otay.



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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 09:55 AM


Kudos to all involved who got the word out, and who avoided the border during the reconfiguration.

Interested in seeing some pics of what San Ysidro crossing looks like now - hopefully the reduced lanes over the coming months aren't too much of a pinch point, until completion.
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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 02:53 PM
San Ysidro southbound camera?


Could someone post the link please?

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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 03:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John M  
Could someone post the link please?

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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 05:30 PM


This reminds me of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. There were predictions of absolute grid lock and predictions of horror story traffic jams.

As it turned out the traffic was probably the lightest it had been in 50 years with the freeways being virtually empty.




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