Garbage Truck Fire Temporarily Shuts Down Hwy 101 Near San Francisco A garbage truck caught fire Friday morning on northbound U.S. Highway 101, blocking the freeway and causing a traffic jam until crews extinguished the blaze.
Coronvirus Update: Surgical Masks Thrown Onto Southbound I-880 Near Whipple Tie Up TrafficHundreds of surgical masks that were apparently thrown from the back of a truck onto southbound lanes of I-880 in Union City caused a traffic jam Wednesday afternoon as some drivers stopped to gather the masks, according to authorities.
New Report Lists Wildfire Evacuation-Challenged Bay Area CitiesA new report released Thursday by San Francisco-based Streetlight Data, Inc. shows which Bay Area cities are likely to be heavily impacted in the case of emergency evacuations due to limited escape routes.
Big Rig Accident on Bay Bridge Points Up Vulnerability in Disaster PreparednessEmergency planners are grappling with this question: if one accident can shut down the city’s traffic flow for hours, what happens in major disaster?
All Lanes Reopen After Big-Rig Fire On Eastbound I-80A fire that destroyed the cab of a big rig on eastbound I-80 in Berkeley has closed three lanes of the busy freeway, creating a massive late-morning traffic jam Monday.
Caltrans Apologizes For Pacifica Road Work That Caused Traffic MeltdownThe City of Pacifica says that Caltrans has apologized for failing to notify them of road work that led to hours of unexpected traffic congestion on state Highway 1 Monday.
2 Deer Stop Traffic On Golden Gate Bridge During Friday Evening CommuteTwo northbound deer briefly stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday night as they made a run for the hills of Marin County.
Small Group Of Drivers To Blame For Bay Area BackupsResearchers are blaming a small group of motorists for the San Francisco area’s freeway traffic headaches.