SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — BART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.
“Boy, there are a lot of accidents out there today,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission spokesman John Goodwin said.
A 6:45 a.m. motorcycle accident on the Bay Bridge’s westbound incline had traffic backed up for miles on several highways leading to the bridge.
Traffic was also snarled by crashes and stalls on the San Mateo Bridge and on northbound Interstate Highway 880, Goodwin said.
“Now that we look back on the couple days of the BART strike on Friday or Monday, we really need to thank our lucky stars that as many folks as were on the road, they weren’t colliding with each other,” he said.