Big Rig Jackknifes, Blocks Traffic On I-80 In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Crews have removed a jackknifed big rig from Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco Sunday morning, where it blocked three eastbound lanes for nearly four hours, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

A Safeway stores big rig crashed about 8:10 p.m. on an eastbound approach to the Bay Bridge just west of First Street, CHP Officer Eric Anderson said.

The driver suffered minor lacerations to the face, Anderson said.

<strong>KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:</strong>

No other vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash.

The truck and trailer were cleared from the roadway about 11:30 a.m., and Caltrans crews remained at the scene to clean up a fuel leak.

A Sig-alert was issued at 8:29 a.m. and remained in effect until the fuel cleanup was finished, which was expected to last until about noon.

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  • Cacaman

    How can it be okay for a crash leaking fuel to be left on the highway for longer than 12 hours. Don’t they understand the impact on our environment!!!!!!

    • tn

      Let’s forget about the long-term effect as this is an immediate cost-savings measure and with funding cuts, there are less employees able (figuratively and actually) to tend to the road chemical hazard….let it evaporate and there will be “less” to locally clean up. Then Caltrans’ books will look like it can support another upper-management bonus or raise…

  • Peter Barron

    Isn’t this the second major accident involving Safeway. I believe the truck that went over the guard rail at the “S” curve was also a safeway truck. Unfortunately that driver was killed and my prayers went out to his family at the time. But maybe Safeway needs to step up their driver training. Just a thought.

  • matt

    8:10 AM, its a typo i’m sure

  • Todd1952SF

    Yes, 8:10 p.m. is a typo — the article tells us that I-80 had three eastbound lanes closed for nearly four hours and that the truck and trailer were removed about 11:30 a.m. and then clean-up of the fuel took place. So, everyone, let’s do the math here. “Nearly four hours” supports 8:10 a.m. rather than 8:10 p.m. the night before.

  • W

    I think the time of this accident are all wrong. I saw the sig alert at around 7:50am that said accident past treasure island, 3 lanes blocked.

  • Jeff

    We came from Sacramento and arrived in SF around 10:00am, heading to the SF Airport. It was clear sailing from Sacramento, but we could see, heading back that way (East) on the Bay Bridge and everywhere else was backed up.

    We picked up my father-in-law and was heading back to Sacramento around 11:00am, but it took over an hour from the airport, just to get to the 1 mile (80 / Bay Bridge junction). We were able to take the Golden Gate exit and take the Golden Gate Bridge home back to Sacramento. It was the best decision I have ever made. We would still have been sitting in traffic. I feel sorry for everyone else.

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