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UPDATE: I-580 in East Bay Reopens Following Saturday Morning Truck Crash Onto BART Tracks

CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) -- Interstate 580 reopened Saturday afternoon after an hours-long closure that began with a pickup truck plunging onto BART tracks and the subsequent bomb squad investigation of a suspicious device in a vehicle at Eden Canyon Road.

BART service was stopped between Castro Valley and Dublin/Pleasanton due to the police activity, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An Alameda County bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious device in a Chevrolet Tahoe at Eden Canyon Road, the CHP said.

Truck Crashes Onto BART tracks in the East Bay
Truck crashes onto BART tracks in the East Bay Jan. 29, 2022

Around 10:30 a.m., BART announced that service was suspended on the Dublin/Pleasanton line between Castro Valley and West Dublin/Pleasanton station due to what the agency described as an earlier vehicle intrusion on the trackway.

BART service resumed on the Dublin/Pleasanton line around 1:30 p.m.

"We are now resuming train service between Castro Valley and West Dublin using one track that is not damaged following the 10 am. freeway collision that sent a vehicle partially onto our trackway," BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

However, shortly before 3 p.m., BART and CHP tweeted that train service had again been halted and all traffic on I-580 was stopped due to a suspicious vehicle.

The freeway closure was lifted around 3:35 p.m.

Motorists continued to experience delays and were advised to use alternate routes to avoid the area.

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