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Injury crash involving 2 big rigs snarls northbound I-880 traffic in Oakland

PIX Now -- Wednesday morning headlines from KPIX newsroom
PIX Now -- Wednesday morning headlines from KPIX newsroom 11:20

OAKLAND -- An injury accident involving two big rigs on northbound I-880 in Oakland at Hegenberger Road late Wednesday morning blocked all lanes for nearly 90 minutes, CHP said.

A severe traffic alert was issued at around 11:23 a.m., according to CHP. Initially the three left lanes of northbound I-880  were shut down, but a short time later all lanes are blocked.

Traffic quickly backed up to San Leandro, according to reports, with cars getting by single file on the right shoulder. 

Additionally, there was a fuel spill involved. Early speculation is the closure will last at least an hour, reports said. CHP said all lanes were still closed as of about 12:40 p.m., but the right lanes reopened just before 1 p.m.

Tractors trailers were able to use I-580 westbound in Oakland until I-880 reopened due to the crash. The collision comes after an earlier I-880 southbound crash near high street that already slowed traffic on the freeway just an hour before.

CHP said the roadway reopened shortly before 2 p.m. Motorists were advised to expect residual delays.  

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