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Jack-knifed big-rig snarls morning commute through Pleasanton

All lanes of northbound Interstate 680 have reopened near Fremont after a collision between two big-rigs Monday morning led to a fuel leak of more than 3,800 gallons of gasoline, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The backup on southbound I-680 spanned Pleasanton and spread onto many city streets near the freeway during the morning commute Monday.

The crash was first reported at 1:48 a.m. on northbound I-680 near Vargas Road. A big-rig struck the center divider and jackknifed, then was struck by the second big-rig, CHP Officer Tyler Hahn said.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash, which blocked all northbound lanes of the highway for several hours. The two left lanes reopened as of shortly before 9 a.m., and CHP officials announced at 3:30 p.m. that all lanes were open again.

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Jack-knifed big-rig snarls morning commute through Pleasanton

Uploaded: Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 9:15 am
Updated: Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 3:34 pm

All lanes of northbound Interstate 680 have reopened near Fremont after a collision between two big-rigs Monday morning led to a fuel leak of more than 3,800 gallons of gasoline, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The backup on southbound I-680 spanned Pleasanton and spread onto many city streets near the freeway during the morning commute Monday.

The crash was first reported at 1:48 a.m. on northbound I-680 near Vargas Road. A big-rig struck the center divider and jackknifed, then was struck by the second big-rig, CHP Officer Tyler Hahn said.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash, which blocked all northbound lanes of the highway for several hours. The two left lanes reopened as of shortly before 9 a.m., and CHP officials announced at 3:30 p.m. that all lanes were open again.

— Bay City News Service

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