Big rig crash disrupts northbound I-880 traffic

Caltrans crews cleaning up the sand barrels.
March 1, 2011 12:04:17 AM PST
Drivers faced delays for several hours in Downtown Oakland after a big rig accident forced part of I-880 to close for four hours.

The truck, carrying 20 tons of juice boxes, smashed into at least two cars on the northbound I-880 near the turnoff for I-980 around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

No injuries were reported.

About 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the big rig. The truck also smashed into the sand barrels near a freeway exit.

Witnesses reported seeing a mattress and other debris in the road before the crash. However, the CHP is trying to figure out exactly what caused the accident.


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