Big Rigs Crash, Block Traffic In MacArthur Maze In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A crash involving two big-rig trucks blocked traffic on the MacArthur Maza and closed lanes of a connector ramp leading to the Bay Bridge for about four hours Friday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The crash, involving a concrete truck and a green big-rig with a trailer, was reported at 9:44 a.m. on northbound Interstate Highway 880 just south of West Grand Avenue and the ramp toward westbound Interstate Highway 80 and the Bay Bridge toll plaza, according to the CHP.

One of the drivers suffered facial lacerations, while one of the trucks spilled about 30 gallons of oil or gasoline onto the roadway, CHP Officer Eric Anderson said.

The leak has since been fully contained, Anderson said.

Two lanes of the connector ramp were blocked until about 1:45 p.m. when they were reopened, according to Anderson.

“It took a while to clean up and get out of the way,” he said. “It was a little accident that turned into a big mess.

 

 

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