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Westbound San Mateo Bridge Reopens Following 3 Truck Pile-Up And Diesel Oil Spill

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SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – The westbound lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge reopened Monday afternoon after being closed for about four hours because of a major collision and oil spill, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 8:56 a.m. when a big-rig carrying dry cement collided with two box trucks and two other vehicles in the westbound lanes of state Highway 92 near the Foster City Boulevard on-ramp, spilling diesel fuel onto the road, according to the CHP.

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Officers started turning around westbound drivers at the bridge toll plaza in Hayward shortly after the crash. Two westbound lanes of the highway were reopened at 12:53 p.m. and the remaining two were reopened by 1:07 p.m., according to the CHP.

The driver of the big-rig was injured, but the CHP did not immediately disclose the driver’s condition.

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