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Highway 101 Crash Near SFO Snarls Holiday Travel

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Scene of a rollover crash on U.S. 101 north of San Francisco International Airport, Novemeber 23, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — All lanes have reopened on U.S. Highway 101 after a rollover crash earlier Wednesday morning blocked traffic in both directions near San Francisco International Airport.

The crash was reported at 6:12 a.m. just south of Interstate Highway 380, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett said.

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Preliminary information indicated that a northbound vehicle overturned and landed in southbound lanes, Bartlett said.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved.

The driver suffered cuts and bruises and possibly a broken jaw, Bartlett said.

The crash initially shut down lanes on both sides of the highway.  Northbound lanes reopened at about 7:20 a.m., and southbound lanes reopened at about 7:40 a.m.

Traffic in the area remained heavy as of 8:15 a.m.

Airport spokesman Mike McCarron said the crash could impact flights if pilots and crew members staying in San Francisco hotels get caught in traffic.

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