Big-Rig Crash Blocks I-80 In Berkeley For Hours
BERKELEY (CBS SF) — All lanes of Interstate 80 in Berkeley reopened Tuesday night after a big-rig crash near the Gilman Street exit snarled traffic in both directions, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The big-rig crashed from the eastbound direction into the highway’s center divider around 6:30 p.m., leaving the tractor on the divider and partially in the westbound lanes, the trailer in the eastbound lanes, and concrete sprayed into the road.
At least two other vehicles were involved in the crash, including a Chevy Tahoe that was towed as the driver was transported to a hospital. The extent of the driver’s injuries is unknown.
The road reopened around 10:15 p.m.
While the lanes were blocked, traffic in the eastbound direction was backed up to the Bay Bridge toll plaza, and in the westbound direction drivers were delayed back to El Cerrito, CHP said.
The trailer was full of mail, but no mail was lost in the crash.
(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)