UPDATE: All Lanes Now Open After Banana-Carrying Big Rig Crash Caused Huge Traffic Mess on I-580 in Livermore
By Brian Shields
Mon Jul 28th, 2014 5:06am America/Los_Angeles
LIVERMORE (KRON) — Just in time for the official end of the Monday morning commute, all lanes are now open on Interstate 580 in Livermore.
CHP crews cleared all of the lanes of travel at about 10:00 a.m., more than seven hours after a big rig carrying boxes of bananas overturned on the westbound side of the freeway at Greenville Road.
For most of the commute hours, the left two lanes were closed while workers off-loaded hundreds of boxes of bananas from the ruptured truck and transferred them to other vehicles.
At its peak, traffic was backed up into Tracy for commuters heading into the Bay Area.
The Livermore accident wasn’t the only mess that left people late for work on Monday. Fallen power lines forced the closure of Highway 85 between Fremont Road and Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County. PG&E crews managed to remove the power lines from the freeway and re-open all lanes.
There are no confirmed reports of injuries in either crash.
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