Hazmat situation blocks lanes on 101

September 2, 2009 5:13:04 PM PDT
Caltrans reopened the two outer lanes on southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Candlestick Park this afternoon after a suspicious package found in the roadway prompted an investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The lanes reopened at 2:30 p.m. at the Sierra Point Parkway exit in Brisbane, CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke said.

A hazardous materials team investigated the package found in the roadway shortly before noon and found it to be "some kind of ammonia-based solution," he said. The contents did not leak out of the package, according to Kroncke.

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