A trucking accident on the Interstate 580 Connector to 680 caused a massive traffic backup all over the area. A truck that was first thought to be carrying hazardous materials overturned in Dublin yesterday morning. Traffic had to be rerouted onto surface streets while the scene was cleaned up.
The crash occurred on northbound I-680 near the connection at eastbound I-580 around 7:40 a.m., sending plastic containers into all lanes of traffic. The CHP is also reporting that the three left lanes of I-680 near the scene are blocked.
A shelter-in-place was called in Dublin at 8:19 a.m. by the Alameda County Fire Chief, because of the spill, but it was lifted about 10 minutes later, said Dublin police Lt. Glenn Moon.
“There is no health risk at this time,” said Dublin City Manager Richard Ambrose.
Traffic in the area meant many emergency service personnel had to help with getting traffic flowing. It is unknown what caused the accident and the California Highway Patrol is investigating.