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Concrete blocks found on Interstate 8 in East San Diego County

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 20:22:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Cinder blocks were left in lanes of Interstate 8 Monday, the latest in a series of threats to East San Diego County drivers, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The new road hazard was discovered Monday about 4:30 p.m. on the freeway at Japatul Valley Rd. The CHP did not immediately say whether the concrete blocks were in the east or westbound lanes.

On Saturday, as many as ten cars were damaged after hitting concrete blocks on west I-8 east of Dunbar Lane in Alpine. The vehicles had bent wheels and flat tires. CHP officers found four concrete parking stops and three cinder blocks on a nearby shoulder.

Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7 there were four other reports of landscape retaining wall blocks in the same traffic lanes, which led to several collisions. No significant injuries have been reported.

The CHP believes the incidents are linked because the blocks were similar.

RELATED: CHP searching for suspect after concrete blocks left on I-8

Patrols have been increased in the area. There is currently no information about a suspect. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to call the CHP at 619-401-2000.

Tonight on 10News at 6, reporter Michael Chen talks to drivers who struck the blocks in the road. A motorcyclist explains the only reason he's still alive.