The mess turned Northbound I-680 into a parking lot.
"It's just the amount of fuel and the logistics of getting it off the roadway," CHP officer Tyler Hahn said. "Whatever fuel may have gotten into the dirt, it's going to have to be cleaned up. So, it's going to make for a long day."
Long it was. As the sun rose, some drivers took the risk and began turning around on the freeway. However, people like Jose Allaro were blocked in. He was supposed to be at work in Pittsburg by 4:30 a.m.
"I can't make it because I'm too late," Allaro said.
What a way to start a Monday.
"I've just been sitting here since 2:40 a.m.," Jennifer Sandoval said. "I was trying to get to Livermore to go to work and I'm stuck."
Sandoval told ABC7 News she sent pictures to her job to just to prove where she was. Carson Davis was headed home, so he took each hour in stride.
"Oh I've slept like everybody else," Davis said. "Everybody had their lights on, motors running and everybody finally turned the motors off, turned the lights off."
Around 8:45 a.m. lanes were reopened. No serious injuries were reported from the crash scene.
He’s another look at NB680. Thankfully no serious injuries from this morning’s crash, but the traffic impact will likely last several hours. All lanes are still blocked. https://t.co/yHPc0Vw8Wi pic.twitter.com/raNkiHjPOF— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) September 16, 2019
Heads up commuters!! ALL lanes of NB680 are closed just outside of the Fremont city limits due to a collision involving a big rig and hazmat spill pic.twitter.com/j5ity95fCV— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) September 16, 2019