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Labor Day traffic on SB I-15 remains jammed as predicted

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) Motorist currently traveling on the southbound I-15 are slowly making the trek back home after a long Labor Day weekend.

Just after 8:00 p.m., on Monday, September 4th, Larry Fleming a resident of Baker, shared a few photos and said: “traffic backed up as far as the eye can see.” Larry also mentioned Baker Blvd. was jammed.

As of 9:00 p.m., there are no major incidents to report anywhere along the I-15 freeway between the CA/NV border and the 215/15 interchange in the Cajon Pass.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, as of 8:16 p.m., the southbound traffic through the Cajon Pass is backed up from Kenwood Blvd. to just north of Victorville.

The 15 freeway has certainly seen its fair share of accidents since the start of the holiday weekend. However, the only fatal crash we reported was on Saturday, September 2nd when a motorcyclist was killed along Highway 138 in Pinon Hills.

The CHP conducted a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) during the Labor Day Holiday scheduled to end at 11:59 p.m., tonight.

According to CHP officials, “during the 2016 MEP, 38 people were killed in traffic collisions in California, an increase of almost 19 percent from 2015, according to data collected by the CHP. In addition, the CHP made more than 1,000 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over Labor Day weekend in 2016.”

Victor Valley News will inquire on this year’s stats and will publish them when made available.

Traffic on Baker Blvd. on Labor Day Monday. (Photo credit: Larry Fleming)

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