Sig-alert canceled for two 880 ramps

October 23, 2009 1:00:04 PM PDT
A Sig-alert has been canceled for the Oak Street and Broadway Street off-ramps on northbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland after a corrosive iodine spill forced their closure this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Those ramps opened at about 11:45 a.m. today, but the I-880 Market Street off-ramp was still closed at 12:15 p.m.

Lane No. 4 of the I-880 between Market Street and Interstate Highway 980 was also still closed, the CHP said.

It was unclear how far traffic was backed up.

The iodine spill occurred when a drum of liquid fell off the back of a semi truck at about 8:05 a.m., CHP officer Nicole Pacheco said. About 55 gallons were spilled.

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