Field Truck That Flipped Over Middle Divider on San Mateo Bridge Cleared – CBS San Francisco
HAYWARD (CBS SF) – A panel van that tipped over the center partition on the San Mateo Bridge near the toll booth in Hayward is affecting traffic on the span in both directions for hours, according to authorities.
At around 3:20 p.m., CHP issued a severe traffic warning due to a traffic collision and fuel leak on CA-92 west of the San Mateo Bridge tollbooth in Hayward.
Traffic collision and fuel overflow on CA-92 heading west west of San Mateo Bridge – Toll Plaza in Hayward. Left and middle lane blocked. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h
– 511 SF Bay (@ 511SFbay) November 15, 2021
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A Twitter post from the KCBS traffic account stated that the truck had crossed the division into the left lanes heading west behind the toll booth.
#SanMateoBridge – A van crossed the central divide to the west, past the toll booth. Two WB left lanes are blocked. However, traffic to the east slows down from almost #FosterCity. Image rights: #Caltrans #KCBSTraffic pic.twitter.com/gyAc4sEB7S
– KCBS Radio – Der Verkehrsleiter (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) November 15, 2021
However, traffic is also slowing eastwards as people slowly drive past the accident, creating a backwater that extends almost all the way to Foster City.
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Around 4:40 p.m., a heavy tow truck arrived at the scene of the accident to move the van.
Update – #SanMateoBridge – a heavy tow truck has arrived to move a panel van that tipped over on the middle scabbard and blocked 92 WB behind the toll booth. Two WB left lanes are blocked. The traffic jams in both directions. #FosterCity #Hayward 📷: #Caltrans #KCBSTraffic pic.twitter.com/SL9ngO4AoF
– KCBS Radio – Der Verkehrsleiter (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) November 16, 2021
Shortly before 6 p.m., CHP officials reported that the truck had been cleared and that traffic was running again.
UPDATE: Remaining delays on the CA-92 heading west west of the San Mateo Bridge – Toll Plaza in Hayward. All lanes open.
– 511 SF Bay (@ 511SFbay) November 16, 2021
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Motorists are advised to expect residual delays.