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Big rig crash disrupts northbound I-880 traffic

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Caltrans crews cleaning up sand barrels

Caltrans crews cleaning up the sand barrels. (KGO Photo)

Drivers faced delays for several hours in Downtown Oakland after a big rig accident forced part of I-880 to close for four hours.

The truck, carrying 20 tons of juice boxes, smashed into at least two cars on the northbound I-880 near the turnoff for I-980 around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

No injuries were reported.

About 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the big rig. The truck also smashed into the sand barrels near a freeway exit.

Witnesses reported seeing a mattress and other debris in the road before the crash. However, the CHP is trying to figure out exactly what caused the accident.

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