Highway Patrol

Two Accidents on 680, 580 Cause Major Delays; Minor Injuries Reported

The roadways have re-opened in two major crashes that caused a commute nightmare this morning in the East Bay, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The roadway re-opened around 8:30 a.m. in a crash involving an overturned big-rig on westbound Interstate Highway 580 near Eden Canyon Road in Castro Valley, the CHP said.

The crash initially closed westbound lanes of the highway. It was reported at 4:43 a.m.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, according to Officer Tyler Hahn of the CHP. The incident is still under investigation, but it appears that there was a lane change in which the vehicles somehow clipped each other, Hahn said.

Two people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, Hahn said.

All lanes are also open in the second crash, which happened on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in Sunol this morning, the CHP said.

This crash involved a big-rig that caught fire, Hahn said. The crash occurred around 5 a.m. and involved several vehicles north of Sheridan Road in Alameda County, the CHP said.

This crash is still being investigated, but it appears that a vehicle may have rear-ended the big-rig, Hahn said.

Though the roadways are now open, there are still delays and motorists should use alternate routes to avoid the area.

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