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Rock slide prompts partial closure of Highway 74 near Lake Elsinore


Last updated 4/10/2019 at 7:46pm

LAKE ELSINORE - A rock slide on the Ortega (74) Highway just west of Lake Elsinore prompted a partial closure of the two-lane corridor, causing major traffic disruptions on Wednesday, April 10.

"It's a nightmare for people commuting on that route,'' Caltrans District 8 spokeswoman Terri Kasinga told City News Service this afternoon. "We don't have an estimate yet on when both lanes will be open. There could be a complete closure during the repairs.''

The slide happened about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday below the Lookout Point, roughly five miles west of Lake Elsinore, according to the Californi...

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