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2 Big-Rig Accidents Cause Huge Delays On Rain-Slick Hwy 580

LIVERMORE (CBS SF) -- Two separate traffic accidents involving big-rigs are causing delays this rainy Monday morning on Interstate Highway 580 near Livermore.

At 2:19 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of an accident involving a big rig in the highway's westbound lanes, just east of Greenville Road, according to CHP officials.

The accident caused the big-rig to land on its left side, blocking three of the highway's lanes, CHP officials said.

At 2:33 a.m., the CHP issued a Sig-alert, closing three of the westbound lanes. Then, at 4:58 a.m., the CHP shutdown all of the highway's westbound lanes.

Around the same time, another traffic accident involving a big-rig also occurred on Interstate Highway 580, but in the eastbound lanes.

At 2:43 a.m., the CHP received a report of the second accident, in which a big-rig collided with a SUV, just east of Greenville Road, according to CHP officials.

At 4:29 a.m., CHP officials issued a Sig-alert, closing three of the highway's eastbound lanes. At 5:29 a.m., the CHP canceled the Sig-alert and reopened all of the highway's eastbound lanes.

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"The California Highway Patrol is dealing with multiple accidents on Interstate 580 in both directions near Livermore. There will be extensive delays. Please make the appropriate arrangements for your commute, and remember to drive extra carefully due to the road conditions," Livermore police said this morning in a Facebook post.

CHP officials did not say when the highway's westbound lanes would reopen.

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