A pair of overturned big rigs caused havoc all around the South Bay yesterday.
The first incident occurred at around 1:30 in the morning yesterday in Oakland. A tractor trailer was traveling along the northbound side of Interstate 880. When the vehicle approached the area close to High Street, it reportedly drove into sand barrels along the road and careened over a concrete divider, according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle tipped, and in the process leaked around eighty gallons of diesel fuel. Three lanes had to be closed until shortly before 5 am so that the truck could be set right and the spill could be cleared.
The other incident took place at around 3:30 in the morning in Cupertino. A big rig was traveling south along the ramp between Interstate Highway 280 and the northbound side of Highway 85. The tractor trailer, which was carrying a load of concrete at the time, was reportedly going around 25 miles per hour and tipped over onto its side. The driver claimed that his load likely shifted while he was navigating. The ramp had to be closed until 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The CHP is investigating the crash.
Luckily, no one appears to have been injured in either of the reported crashes.