SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — An overturned dump truck is blocking all lanes of southbound US 101 in San Francisco at Silver Avenue on Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.
The 26-ton truck overturned around 8:46 a.m. on the Silver Avenue overpass at San Bruno spilling debris below into the lanes of southbound traffic of US 101, CHP said.
All southbound traffic is stopped and cars are being diverted onto I-280. CHP said to avoid the area until the lanes reopen.
CHP estimates that the highway will reopen by 3 p.m. and the Silver Avenue overpass will reopen by 4 p.m.
If you are traveling southbound on US 101, KRON4’s George Rask recommends to use the I-280 extension and get back on US 101 just south of the accident.
The Evergreen Recycling Express truck was traveling on the Silver Avenue overpass when it hit a railing causing it to overturn and spill wood and drywall onto the southbound lanes below the overpass.
No vehicles were struck by debris, CHP said.
Just before the truck overturned, it hit a parked cars at Silver and Somerset, causing one of the cars to roll on its side and land near a home.
Two people were injured and taken to the hospital, according to San Francisco Fire Department. Two were injured in the Somerset accident but it is unclear how they were injured.
The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but police believe it was a possible mechanical failure.
A crew is working to clean up the debris and open a lane as soon as possible, according to CHP.
CalTrains is at the scene to inspect the railing damage and PG&E is also there to de-energize the poll that the dump truck hit.
Stay with KRON4 for updates on the accident and traffic.