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Parts of San Ysidro Port of Entry shut down

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) - U.S. border officials temporarily closed the northbound vehicle lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday morning to install additional security measures.

Customs and Border Protection officials said vehicle lanes from Mexico into the U.S. would be shut down until further notice. Officials also said they have suspended the processing of northbound pedestrian travelers at the Pedestrian East facility.

The closure was put into place shortly after 4 a.m.

Pedestrians can continue to use the Pedestrian West facility to travel northbound into the U.S., CBP officials added.

Southbound lanes into Mexico are not impacted by the CBP action.

The Otay Mesa Port of Entry remains open for traffic, officials said.

There is no immediate word as to when lanes and the pedestrian bridge would reopen.

While border officials did not directly elaborate on the security measures, it is believed to be in response to the hundreds of migrants gathered on the Mexican side of the border who are seeking asylum into the U.S.

At about 6 a.m., 10News cameras spotted numerous U.S. border officers gathering in the traffic lanes.

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