CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) — A tractor trailer fire on westbound I-580 has caused a traffic alert Monday afternoon, shutting down the right lanes of the freeway for over four hours, according to authorities.

At 1:50 p.m., CHP reported the fire and issued the severe traffic alert about the incident on westbound I-580 east of Eden Canyon Road.

Video shot by Chopper 5 showed that the entire cab of the truck had been destroyed in the fire, but crews appear to have extinguished the blaze. A single lane of westbound I-580 was open, allowing a trickle of cars to pass through.

As of 6:20 p.m., CHP reported that all lanes were open. Motorists are advised to expect residual delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area.

  1. Thank God it is only Hayward and not a part of the Bay Area that actually matters.

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