‘Coronageddon’ returns with 91 Freeway closure in Corona this weekend, May 22
A man walks past the shutdown of an entrance at the 90 Freeway in Corona this morning. More than a month after the deadly fire that consumed the stretch of interstate, the shutdown may be permanent.
The shutdown of an entrance at the 90 Freeway in Corona will happen this weekend, May 22, according to the California Department of Transportation.
The department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether the shutdown was the result of the “Corona Coronas.”
The first shutdown to hit the roadways was on the morning of May 1. Nearly five days later, in the wee hours of May 9, a driver crashed into another vehicle at the entrance to the 91 Freeway in Corona.
The next day, dozens of motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles near the intersection of the 89 Freeway and Corona Boulevard, where the shutdown at the 90 Freeway had started in the morning.
More than a month later, on May 22, the shutdowns will be in effect across the nation, according to the department.
The shutdowns will impact the following areas:
• In Riverside County, the shutdown will happen on the 91 Freeway between Corona and the Arroyo Seco in San Bernardino. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday and end at 6 p.m. May 22.
• In San Diego County, the shutdowns will impact the 91 Freeway in the area between Sierra and Harbor drives, including Interstate 15 near Harbor Drive.
• In Los Angeles County, the shutdowns will impact the 91 Freeway in the area between the 3 and 4 mile mark.
• In Orange County, the shutdowns will begin at 4:30 p.m. today and end at 9 a.m. Saturday.
• The shutdown in Imperial County will happen at 5 a.m. Friday and end at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The shutdowns are the result of a fire that broke out along the 90 Freeway on Jan. 29. The fire destroyed the freeway’s southbound lanes, which connect Corona with both the 91 and 99 freeways.
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