2 right lanes covered in half-foot of mud

ANAHEIM (CBS) — A mudslide closed two eastbound lanes on the Riverside
(91) Freeway on Wednesday just west of Green River Drive, causing an extensive traffic backup.

Problems started about 11:30 a.m. and, within about 30 minutes, the two right lanes were covered in about 6 inches of mud, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Gabe Montoya.

The highway patrol expects to re-open the lanes by about 3 p.m., Montoya said.

The freeway is the main route between Riverside and Orange County, and the slide slowed eastbound traffic.

“It’s backed up pretty good now that we’re getting into the regular commute,” Montoya said.

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Comments (3)
  1. Yvette - San Jacinto, CA says:

    I was watching your 4:00 PM newscast. You are misinforming your viewers regarding the “reopening” of the two right lanes on the 91 Eastbound. They have NOT reopened these lanes as of 5:00PM. My husband is currently in this traffic jam! (Just thought you would want to properly inform your viewers. so they may try to avoid the area!)

  2. DJ says:

    If you are in the fastrak/carpool you will breeze right through this, those left 2 lanes were wide open. Probably the quickest time home was today at 3-4 pm.

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