Busy CA border crossing to reopen after collapse

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Posted: Sep 16, 2011 8:28 PM
Busy CA border crossing to reopen after collapse

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the nation's busiest border crossing will fully reopen Saturday, three days after scaffolding fell on more than a dozen cars and injured 11 travelers and construction workers.

The agency said Friday that that it has reopened 16 of 24 U.S.-bound vehicle lanes at the San Ysidro port of entry from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego. The remaining eight lanes are expected to open by Saturday morning.

All U.S.-bound traffic was halted Wednesday after scaffolding installed to protect cars from overhead construction collapsed onto eight lanes.

A construction worker was seriously hurt, and 10 others were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, including a pregnant woman.

Mexico-bound traffic was never interrupted.