SLIDESHOW: Southbound Highway 101 in San Francisco deserted after big-rig crash early Wednesday 

Our photographer, Mike Koozmin, may not have been late to work this morning, but he definitely hit some traffic along the way.

Koozmin, like many other frustrated commuters on Highway 101 in San Francisco this morning, was stuck in the aftermath of a big-rig that overturned around 5 a.m., the cab of which soon after burst into flame because of some spilled fuel.

The southbound portion of the freeway beginning near the Interstate 80-Highway 101 split was shut down pretty much all morning. Two lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash involved a big-rig and three other vehicles. Two people were injured, the truck driver and a woman from one of the other cars involved.



Being that he was caught in the traffic jam that ensued, Koozmin snapped some shots depicting his slow crawl toward San Francisco. Click the picture for the photo gallery. It ends with Caltran on the scene and the wreck removed. You'll notice some damage to the freeway wall.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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