UPDATE: Semi Jack-Knifes On 15 Freeway

The crash, reported at 7:49 a.m., was at the Winchester off-ramp.

UPDATE 12:46 p.m.: A jack-knifed semi on the southbound 15 Freeway in Temecula jammed traffic throughout Southwest Riverside County Wednesday.

The crash was reported at 7:49 a.m. at the Winchester off-ramp.

Traffic was backed up through Wildomar on the southbound 15 Freeway and several lanes were shut down at the crash scene. Traffic on the southbound 215 from Menifee to the split was also jammed.

All lanes on the 15 Freeway were finally reopened around 12:30 p.m.

At press time, a SigAlert remains in place until further notice for slowed traffic caused by the backup.

The California Highway Patrol has described injuries in the jack-knife incident as "minor."

Teller of Truth September 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Cuz I Care September 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Maybe posting a HWY Patrol there during the danger times? I've seen it before in other areas. I don't know,,, just a thought.
Constant Comment September 13, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Did you ever notice how many brake lights you see......when people spot a highway patrol car sittin on the side of the road? Trying to clear up congestion, not create more.
Constant Comment September 13, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Robert Lougee September 13, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Yes sir Mr. "The Republican" Sir, I'll get right on that. And my interest in your desire to have this person arrested is..?


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