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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Friday March 17th, 2017 :: 10:20 a.m. PDT


Traffic Advisory - Borrego Springs

If you're headed out to the desert this weekend, the Sheriff's Department's Rural Command is reminding you to be prepared.

Recent rains have created a wildflower "Super Bloom" which has led to huge crowds and traffic problems on roadways in and around Borrego Springs.

Here are some safety tips:

*Follow all instructions given by Sheriff's Deputies and other law enforcement agencies related to the traffic situation in Borrego Springs.
* Try visiting the area during the week when there are fewer crowds.
* If you plan on visiting during a weekend, expect traffic delays up to several hours on roads leading in and out of Borrego Springs.
* Do NOT stop your vehicle in the middle of the road. Find a legal spot to park on the side of the road or in a parking lot.
* Respect private property. Anyone caught damaging or parking on private property will be cited.
* Pick up any trash you have and dispose of it properly.
* Come prepared by bringing plenty of water, food/snacks and make sure your cell phone is fully charged.
* Make sure you have a full tank of gas and check your car's tire pressure.
*Be aware that cell phone service may be limited in the Borrego Springs area.
* In the event of an EMERGENCY, dial 9-1-1 or call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200.

The Sheriff's Department thanks everyone for their cooperation and patience. Enjoy the "Super Bloom" and stay safe!

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

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