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Update: Some Vehicle Lanes Now Open at San Ysidro, Calif. Port of Entry

Release Date: 
September 15, 2011

San Ysidro, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have announced that part of the San Ysidro, Calif. port of entry has reopened for vehicle processing.

At midnight Pacific time, CBP officers anticipated being able to use 13 vehicle lanes to process travelers. Depending on traffic volume, CBP would normally operate about this many traffic lanes, or fewer, at this time in the evening. To accommodate the expected traffic, all 13 available lanes were operational starting at midnight.

Construction scaffolding collapse at San Ysidro, Calif. port of entry.

Scaffolding at San Ysidro, Calif. port of entry collapsed, injuring several and closing the port. Many functions of the port are now operational, but not all vehicle lanes are open.

CBP will re-opened the bus lane at the port to process buses only. The passenger-only processing area reopened yesterday evening.

SENTRI members will have acces to a dedicated SENTRI lane that and they will be redirected to the open lanes when they arrive at the port.

General traffic must use the approaches in Mexico that lead to the western side of the port of entry, or to the left as you approach the border crossing from Mexico. The approaches on the eastern side of the border crossing remain closed.

As of early hours of Sept. 15, CBP does not expect to be cleared to open more vehicle lanes today. Updates will be provided as soon as available and local Southern California media are monitoring the situation.

Vehicle traffic can still cross at either the Otay Mesa passenger and cargo port of entry or the Tecate passenger and cargo port of entry.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017