CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - A spill of pool chemicals on Interstate 5 in San Juan Capistrano forced a miles-long closure that tangled traffic well into the northern reaches of San Diego County Tuesday.
The non-injury accident near San Juan Creek Road was reported shortly before 11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities shut down the northbound side of the freeway between Camino Capistrano and Basilone Road in the Camp Pendleton area to allow crews to neutralize and mop up the spilled muriatic acid, which had spewed out of bottles that fell off a truck, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Marc Stone.
The closure caused "a heck of a backup" for miles to the south, Stone said.
A congestion alert for the stretch was in effect until shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the CHP.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.