Hurricane Michael is bringing a storm to the Gulf Coast

‘Coronageddon’ returns with 91 Freeway closure in Corona this weekend

A large section of the 91 Freeway in Corona will be closed from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning because of debris and other road hazards caused by Hurricane Michael.

But the 1,000-mile storm is inching its way off the Gulf Coast.

“It’s gone and coming back,” said Scott McLean, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation.

McLean said that the storm will not affect the freeway or intersections along the 91 Freeway over the weekend, but that the roadway will remain closed for several miles into the evening.

“Some of the traffic is going to be diverted off the highway, there are some detours that would be necessary,” said McLean, citing as an example a roadblock in the middle of a residential area.

“One mile is open, but we may need to close additional parts of the highway,” he said.

The 91 Freeway is one of the most congested highways in California, and is frequently clogged with high volumes of traffic. A large portion of the area remained closed Tuesday morning as the storm moved in.

“It’s extremely dangerous, the traffic,” said McLean.

The California Highway Patrol issued a traffic alert Tuesday morning warning motorists to avoid the highway at the following locations:

South of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

East of Santa Fe Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

East of Santa Fe Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

East of Santa Fe Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

East of Santa Fe Avenue at South of Northridge

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

East of Santa Fe Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

North of Pacific Avenue at North of Santa Fe

East of Santa Fe Avenue at North of Santa Fe

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