Originally posted at 9:05 a.m. March 17, 2014. Edited with new details.
Ortega (74) Highway was closed this morning to accommodate the recovery of a vehicle that went off the mountainous link between Orange and Riverside counties.
The accident was reported at 6:57 a.m. between the San Juan Fire Station and Candy Store on the Riverside County side of the grade, and the California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 8:49 a.m. when the road was closed to accommodate tow trucks.
It was unclear how long the road would be closed.
Little information was immediately available about the initial accident, in which a box truck went off the road.--City News Service