Press Release #13-019 Dawn Blitz Exercise May Impact Interstate 5 Basilone Road Exit Traffic[MIGRATE]

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by Michael Iams

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Camp Pendleton units will be conducting an amphibious assault Sunday morning as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 13 at the Green Beach training area which is adjacent to San Onofre State Beach.

As part of the training, 15 Assault Amphibious Vehicles from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be required to exit the beach by driving along Old Highway 101 and crossing the Basilone Road overpass of Interstate 5 to reach inland training areas. Several hours later, they will return to the beach by following the same route in reverse.

Drivers in the area may encounter intermittent traffic delays between 6 a.m. and noon on Sunday.
These transits will involve temporarily blocking portions of Old Highway 101 as well as the north and southbound off-ramps of Interstate 5 at exit 71, Basilone Road.

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For more information on Exercise Dawn Blitz please contact the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade public affairs officer, 1stLt Garth Langley, at 760-763-7047 or email garth.langley@usmc.mil