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It was a massive traffic backup that had Bay Area commuters scrambling to take alternate routes, like BART and the ferry.
Some of those commuters who were already on I-80 were left in a standstill for hours.
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During the backup, an ABC7 News crew observed someone watching television in their car and a person pulled over to use the restroom in the bushes near the highway.
It is tough to squeeze on Bart this morning. As of 8am Bart officials say they had 4,000 more riders than usual because of the accident blocking lanes on the Bay Bridge. pic.twitter.com/7gKtJ8IlFx— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) May 29, 2019
The back up to get onto the Bay Bridge now stretches to at least downtown Oakland... pic.twitter.com/WAaeT7sdZD— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) May 29, 2019
It took an hour to get to the Bay Bridge toll plaza from the maze on I-80. There is a fatal accident blocking westbound lanes on the bridge. pic.twitter.com/jHPzDpVCuA— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) May 29, 2019