OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A collision and vehicle fire on southbound I-880 at Jackson Street in Oakland Wednesday evening blocked lanes for over an hour, according to CHP.

I-880 car fire in Oakland (Citizen App)

The accident stopped southbound traffic on I-880 before 6 p.m. Word of the accident was first posted by the 511.org Twitter account shortly after 6 p.m.

That collision started a vehicle fire with one of the vehicles involved.

KPIX line producer Bobby Tooke was caught in the traffic and tweeted video of the billowing cloud of black smoke that was visible from the vehicle fire.

While Tooke tweeted that firefighters were eventually able to reach the scene, at one point he said Oakland Fire engines were struck in traffic.

Viewer Joanna Adler, who lives in the area, posted photos of the car fire on Twitter.

As of 6:32 PM, CHP reported that the right lane had reopened. The left and center lanes remain blocked. Tractor Trailers were allowed to use eastbound 580 until the incident was cleared.

511.org tweeted that all lanes were cleared as of about 7:10 p.m. Motorists were advised to expect residual delays.

 

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