EMERYVILLE (CBS SF) — An overturned container truck transporting produce blocked lanes of eastbound I-80 in Emeryville Friday morning for hours, snarling traffic at the MacArthur Maze.
Authorities said the crash happened at around 10:15 a.m. CHP and Alameda County Fire units replied to the scene.READ MORE: PG&E to Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta County
At around 10:24 a.m., CHP issued a severe traffic alert after a collision involving an overturned truck happened on eastbound I-80 west of Powell Street in Emeryville.
Officials later said the container truck was carrying large quantities of lettuce which spilled onto the freeway.
A post by the KCBS Traffic Twitter account indicated that the lane blockage was also impacting I-880 northbound and I-580 westbound.
Special #KCBSTraffic Alert
#Emeryville Hwy 80 eastbound, an overturned truck before Powell St blocking the 3 left lanes. Heavy traffic also impacting Hwy 880 northbound and westbound Hwy 580 to the scene. #Caltrans #BayBridge #Oakland pic.twitter.com/NAszDNo3jV
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) June 25, 2021
Alameda County Fire reported that while the driver of the truck wasn’t injured, he was transported to an area hospital as a precaution. Firefighters are tending to the driver’s dog, who was also uninjured.READ MORE: U.S. Men’s Soccer Asks Appeals Court to Reinstate Women's Wage Suit
At 10:19 AM, E34 & E35 were dispatched to a rollover on WB I-80 near Powell Street. A large box truck was on its side blocking the number 1, 2 & 3 lanes. No injuries, but solo occupant was transported to the hospital out of precaution and Engine 35 is watching his dog. #ALCOFIRE pic.twitter.com/gmgkcTmkoU
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) June 25, 2021
Shortly after 1 p.m., authorities were able to reopen the center lane, but the left lanes were still blocked as of about an hour later.
ONGOING: Overturned truck and Traffic Collision on Eastbound I-80 West of Powell St in Emeryville. Left Lanes Remain Blocked. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h
— 511 SF Bay (@511SFBay) June 25, 2021
All lanes were finally cleared shortly before 3 p.m. The incident lasted nearly five hours.MORE NEWS: Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash In Hayward Temporarily Shuts Southbound I-880 Lanes At Highway 92
Motorists are advised to expect residual delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area.