SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) – A jack-knifed big rig accident has been cleared from the Bay Bridge, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident caused serious traffic delays.
Three lanes were blocked on the Bay Bridge in the eastbound direction at the Treasure Island off-ramp.READ MORE: Pandemic-Inspired Art Greets Visitors to Newly-Reopened San Francisco Museums
Wind was cited as the cause of the truck being pushed to the side around 9:45 p.m.
A sig alert was issued at 9:52 p.m.
The truck was leaking fuel, according to the CHP, making the road slippery. The amount of was hard to estimate because of the rain.
***Traffic Collision Alert***
I-80 e/b, San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, west of Treasure Island, the #1, 2, & 3 lanes closed due to jack-knifed big rig collision, with small fuel leak. #4 & 5 e/b lanes remain open.READ MORE: East Bay Entrepreneurs Eager for Red Tier Easing to Boost Business
ETO is approximately 1 hour. pic.twitter.com/iVF0mf4g45
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) January 27, 2021
At one point, lanes 1, 2 and 3 were blocked. It took two tow trucks to clear the big rig. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries, CHP said.
The CHP cancelled the sig alert at 11:28 p.m. and the big-rig was off the bridge by 11:35 p.m.MORE NEWS: UC Researchers Find North Coast Kelp Forest Nearly Wiped Out
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