Truck Snags Muni Wires Near San Francisco Civic Center

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A large semi truck carrying cars snagged some overhead San Francisco Municipal Railway wires at a busy Civic Center intersection Thursday afternoon, bringing down the lines and snarling traffic.

The accident happened around 2 p.m. at Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said. No injuries were reported.

At 2:45 p.m., crews were at the scene making repairs and the intersection was shut down.

The truck, which bore the logo for Carrier Experts, a Rancho Cordova-based trucking company, was parked in the left lane of northbound Van Ness Avenue about a block away. The roof appeared to be stuck in an open position.

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  • s.f. peaches

    The Muni subway was also out of service this afternoon. Was that a related problem, or a separate incident? The replacement shuttle buses were running, but they were too crowded. I walked almost two miles to get home.

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