Big rig crash at I-580-Grant Line Road cleared at 6 a.m.

Early morning traffic jams as commuters head toward Pleasanton

The California Highway Patrol has cleared an earlier big rig crash in Alameda County this morning that blocked a portion of westbound Interstate Highway 580 for more than four hours.

CHP officers first responded to reports of a big rig that overturned after crashing into a center guardrail just west of Grant Line Road at about 1:30 a.m., CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Crews worked to remove the truck and debris from the roadway until around 6 a.m., when a Sig

alert that had been issued at 4:30 a.m. was canceled.

The driver was not injured in the crash, Caggiano said, though the truck reportedly damaged more than one hundred feet of guardrail along the left lane of Highway 580.

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Posted by Livermore Valley Resident
a resident of Livermore
on May 26, 2009 at 8:42 am

Now why do people like to drive this commute everyday over the altamont--oh that's right they like to sit in traffic when ther freeway has a sig alert for an accident. third one on 580 in two days!

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on May 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Exactly! And to think that there are people who would flow in droves to the surrounding area if certain housing measures would have passed in Livermore. I don't recall exactly how long ago those measures were on the ballot but I do remember thinking how awful it would have been for traffic. That corridor is awful. There's not much of an alternative if there's an accident on 580 and in some places it is very narrow and not able to support the kind of traffic it gets. Come to think of it, there are a lot of highways like that here.

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