Five-vehicle crash on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge cleared 

Traffic continued to be backed up on Interstate 580 westbound to Castro Street in Richmond throughout the morning commute hours, following a five-vehicle crash on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge reported at 7:27 a.m. Friday, Marin area California Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Barclay said.

The crash occurred on the fast lane. Both westbound lanes on the bridge reopened at 8 a.m.

“Unfortunately it’s in a tough spot because it’s only a two-lane bridge,” Barclay said. “It’s a major commute bridge and effectively half of the lanes were taken away. Anytime you have vehicles completely disabled, it makes a pretty big pack up.”

Only property damage occurred.

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Jessica Kwong

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Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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