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Wrecks, Fuel Spill Snarl San Mateo Bridge Traffic

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CHP at the scene of a San Mateo Bridge wreck  (CBS)

CHP at the scene of a San Mateo Bridge wreck (CBS)

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SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – All lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge have reopened this morning after two separate traffic collisions and a fuel leak closed the bridge in both directions during the morning commute.

Lanes reopened shortly after 10 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The first crash was reported in a westbound lane of the bridge around 6 a.m. between a big-rig and a stalled pickup truck, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

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Fuel began leaking from the big-rig, and the U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of Fish and Game were notified in case some of the fuel dropped into the Bay, Montiel said.

Then at about 6:45 a.m., an onlooker traveling east struck a CHP patrol car, which moved forward and struck a fire truck, Montiel said.

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Both the CHP car and fire truck were unoccupied at the time and no officers or firefighters were injured, Montiel said.

Two other people involved in the eastbound crash were taken to a hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries, he said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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