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Crushed Cans Litter Northbound Interstate 880 in Hayward-Union City Area

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    Thousands of Cans Litter Interstate 880 in Hayward

    It was an unusual sight along interstate 880 between Union City and Hayward Tuesday as thousands of aluminium cans littered the roadway. Both CHP nor Caltrans could say how the cans spilled onto the interstate but say they were most likely on their way to a recycling center. Scott Budman reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019)

    Thousands of crushed aluminum cans scattered across lanes of northbound Interstate 880 in the Hayward-Union City area triggered a slowdown and distraction for motorists Tuesday morning and afternoon.

    The California Highway Patrol reported at 9:30 a.m. that "millions of aluminum cans" were littered across the freeway "for about 2 miles" in the area of Whipple Road.  

    Some people pulled over and tried to collect some of the cans, prompting a scolding from authorities.

    "Please do not stop to pick up the cans," the CHP tweeted. "You could end up leaving with a ticket and no cans."

    RAW: Cans Strewn Across Interstate 880RAW: Cans Strewn Across Interstate 880

    Crushed aluminum cans scattered across lanes of northbound Interstate 880 in the Hayward-Union City area triggered a slowdown for motorists Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019)

    The source of the spill is not known at this time.

    At least one street sweeper could be seen clearing the cans from the freeway.

    Further information was not immediately available.

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