As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, the California Highway Patrol said lanes were still closed but they expect westbound lanes to reopen around 5 p.m. As for eastbound traffic, CHP said those lanes weren't expected to reopen until further in the evening.
#NEW: #CHP says two WB lanes on Hwy 237 should re-open by 4:50pm. Their goal is to have the EB lanes back open by 8 or 9pm. Times are subject to change depending on how long it takes to clear the cranes from the scene. #SanJose— Chris Nguyen (@ChrisNguyenABC7) December 21, 2019
The crash was first reported Friday, just after 6 a.m. near North 1st Street in San Jose.
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The crane was traveling in westbound lanes of Hwy 237 when it flipped over the center divider and into eastbound lanes, the CHP said. Officials say the crane driver somehow lost control and the crash caused another collision moments later, with the drivers suffering only minor injuries.
A second crane had to be called in to lift the fallen one. The clean-up took hours since approximately 100-gallons of fuel was spilled.
No update from CHP on when EB 237 will be back open. At this point they tell me they’re just hoping to have this mess cleaned for the *evening* rush. Not good. @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/0xwOVuqjIY— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 20, 2019
Update from Cpt Mitch Matlow of @SJFD on 237 crash:— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 20, 2019
- Crane Swerved in WB lanes & rolled over into EB lanes
- Second crash: Bus hit pickup trucks, sending it into EB lanes
- at least 1 taken to hospital
- hundreds of gallons of spilled diesel causing huge mess@abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/FanhSQm67y
SIG ALERT: All eastbound lanes of 237 past Zanker in San Jose are blocked right now, one westbound lane is blocked. There's a major rollover crash involving a big rig and two cars. Injuries have been reported. There's also fuel all over the lanes. https://t.co/9gtVKbPyH9 pic.twitter.com/Ew5DxqzBSs— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) December 20, 2019