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Morning Commute Delayed by East Bay Highway Collision

Car accident in Los Angeles

On the morning of Thursday, a significant traffic disruption occurred in the East Bay area when a tractor-trailer overturned on northbound Interstate 238 near San Leandro, causing authorities to close the connector ramp to Interstate 880. The incident took place approximately at 1 A.M., and California Highway Patrol (CHP) promptly issued a severe traffic alert advising commuters of extensive delays.

The accident happened when the heavy vehicle collided with an attenuator guardrail, leading to the tractor-trailer toppling onto its side on the connector ramp. Emergency crews were dispatched to the site, and efforts were underway to clear the wreckage and reopen the affected section of the highway to the traffic.

California Highway Patrol announced that they expect to reopen the northbound I-238 connector ramp to Interstate 880 by 1:30 P.M. as the cleanup operations continued. CHP Officer Kylie Musselman stated that, fortunately, there were no injuries reported concerning the incident, despite the potential for serious harm with accidents of this nature.

In response to the situation, CHP advised drivers in the vicinity to seek alternative routes to avoid getting caught in the resultant congestion. The exact cause of the accident is yet to be determined and remains under investigation by the authorities.

The closure of the ramp contributed to a significant slowdown in the area’s traffic flow, which is expected to impact travelers for several hours until the roadway is deemed safe for regular travel.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle