Bay Area Traffic

Fatal crash cleared from NB Hwy 101 in Novato

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Fatal crash in Novato

All lanes of northbound Interstate Highway 101 in Novato have reopened after a vehicle struck a power pole and caught fire early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol

The accident was cleared from the Interstate Highway 101, just north of Atherton Avenue at 5:54 a.m., according to the CHP.

The accident was initially reported at 3:43 a.m. and a Sig-alert was issued at 4:19 a.m., according to the CHP.

The car struck a power pole and caught fire. Novato firefighters were able to promptly extinguish the fire, according to the CHP.

PG&E arrived on scene to fix the power pole around 4:19 a.m., according to the CHP.

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