HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A box truck that flipped over the center divider on the San Mateo Bridge near the toll plaza in Hayward is impacting traffic on the span in both directions for hours, according to authorities.
At around 3:20 p.m., CHP issued a severe traffic alert due to a traffic collision and a fuel spill on westbound CA-92 west of San Mateo Bridge toll plaza in Hayward.
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Traffic Collision and Fuel Spill on Westbound CA-92 West of San Mateo Bridge – Toll Plaza in Hayward. Left and Center Lanes Blocked. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h
— 511 SF Bay (@511SFBay) November 15, 2021
A Twitter post by the KCBS Traffic account said the truck had gone over the divide into the left westbound lanes past the toll plaza.
#SanMateoBridge – A box truck flipped over the center divide westbound past the toll plaza. Two WB left lanes are blocked. Traffic is really slowing eastbound, though, from nearly #FosterCity Photo credit: #Caltrans #KCBSTraffic pic.twitter.com/gyAc4sEB7S
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) November 15, 2021
However, traffic is also slowing in the eastbound direction as people slow passing the accident, creating a back-up that almost stretches all the way to Foster City.READ MORE: Berkeley Police Arrest Convicted Sex Offender For Allegedly Accosting Teens, Claiming To Be Police Officer
As of around 4:40 p.m., a heavy-duty tow truck had arrived at the scene of the crash to move the box truck.
Update – #SanMateoBridge – a heavy duty tow truck has arrived to move a box truck that flipped onto the center divide, blocking 92 WB past the toll plaza. Two WB left lanes are blocked. Traffic is jammed both ways. #FosterCity #Hayward 📷: #Caltrans #KCBSTraffic pic.twitter.com/SL9ngO4AoF
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) November 16, 2021
Shortly before 6 p.m., CHP officials reported that the truck had been cleared and traffic was moving again.
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UPDATE: Residual Delays on Westbound CA-92 West of San Mateo Bridge – Toll Plaza in Hayward. All Lanes Open.
— 511 SF Bay (@511SFBay) November 16, 2021
Motorists are advised to expect residual delays.