Overturned big rig blocks westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — An overturned big rig had blocked all the westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge on Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

But at around 9:38 p.m., lanes 1 and 3 reopened.

The accident happened near Treasure Island. Westbound traffic on the Bay Bridge near Treasure Island is passing through the left-hand shoulder.

The incident was first reported at 8:24 p.m. on Interstate Highway 80 just west of Treasure Island.

According to the CHP, the big rig had landed on its side, blocking all westbound lanes.

No other vehicles were involved.

The CHP has issued a Sig-alert for all westbound lanes.

They did not say when the lanes are expected to reopen.

The crash may have been due to high winds, Oakland fire officials said.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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