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Big Rig, Multiple Vehicles Wreck On Highway 24 In Orinda

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A big rig trailer sits off its axle following a crash on Highway 24 in Orinda, November 7, 2012. (CBS)

A big rig trailer sits off its axle following a crash on Highway 24 in Orinda, November 7, 2012. (CBS)

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ORINDA (CBS SF) – All lanes were cleared about two hours after a collision involving at least six vehicles blocked all lanes on eastbound state Highway 24 in Orinda Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported at 6:08 a.m. on Highway 24 by Wilder Road, CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.

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Two people were transported to a hospital to be treated for major injuries, but Bartlett said he was unsure whether the injuries are considered life-threatening.

Bartlett said a big-rig lost a trailer and around five cars hit the trailer, causing the blockage.

The CHP did not issue a Sig-alert, although all lanes were blocked for more than an hour, backing up traffic to the Caldecott Tunnel, Bartlett said.

At about 7:20 a.m., three lanes reopened, and by 8:12 a.m., all lanes reopened, Bartlett 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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