Motorists that normally travel Reche Road have found today frustrating, as the roadway has been closed at Gird Road on the east end and Live Oak Park Road on the west, due to work San Diego Gas & Electric has had to do as a result of a car crash in the early morning hours.
The accident, which occurred today (Wed., Nov. 7) at approximately 2:15 a.m., involved a single vehicle, which veered off Reche Road just west of Gird, left the roadway and struck a power pole.
“When the vehicle struck the power pole, it caught on fire,” said Officer Marie Thornton of the California Highway Patrol. “Power had to be cut in the area immediately as a result of the accident.”
The vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Corolla was being driven by 26-year-old Juan Carlos Ixta of Fallbrook, when the accident occurred.
“It has been determined that there was no involvement or alcohol or other substance with the driver; the vehicle left the roadway as a result of an unsafe turning movement,” said Thornton.
Thornton said no injuries were reported on the part of the driver, but the property damage at the scene “caused a big mess.”
Power was restored to the area within a few hours, but the roadway has remained closed with crews in the area.
Despite numerous calls to San Diego Gas & Electric, the utility company has not responded to inquiries regarding how long the roadway may continue to be closed.
Significant backup of traffic has been occurring on Live Oak Park Road, East Mission Road, and Stage Coach Lane all day and evening as a result.
Watch this website for updates as more information becomes available.
Reche Rd. remains closed at Live Oak Park Rd. due to SDG&E repairs after accident
FALLBROOK – While power has been restored to most of the area affected, Reche Road remains closed at Live Oak Park Road on the west end and Gird Road on the east end, due to SDG&E work continuing in the area.
As of 1:48 p.m. today, Wed., Nov. 7, SDG&E crews said they had “a lot of work still to do.” No time estimate was provided on when the roadway would be reopened in the area.
According to SDG&E, power appears to have been fully restored as of 9:23 am.
The reason for the road closure at Reche and Live Oak appears to be for repairs to SDGE lines in the aftermath of a power outage in these areas: Fallbrook,Live Oak Park/ Winterwarm/ San Luis Rey Heights, NE Fallbrook, Pala Mesa Resort/ Pala Mesa Village/ Bonsall, according the the SDGE website. The outage started at 2:19 am and appears some residents have their power back as of 6:35 am. All customers are expected to have their power back as of 8:37 am. 910 customers were affected and the cause has not yet been determined.
SDG&E has Reche Rd. closed to through traffic at Live Oak Park Rd., as of 6:21 am. A non-injury traffic accident, which apparently is not the reason for the closure has happened in the same area.
More info to come.