CA: Huge backup as truck carrying eight tons of avocados crashes on highway

Source: SFGate

“A truck carrying 16,000 pounds of avocados fell on its side on a major highway in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday morning, creating a traffic jam during the morning commute, the California Highway Patrol said. The fallen truck was reported at 3:40 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 at the Third Avenue offramp in San Mateo, CHP spokesperson Sophie Lu told SFGATE. It remained on its side and was still blocking multiple lanes of traffic just before 8 a.m., Lu said. What caused the truck to flip on its side is under investigation. ‘It sounds like a few vehicles were involved,’ Lu said. KCBS Radio reported on social media that traffic on northbound 101 was backed up to Belmont, with traffic slowdowns also on westbound state Route 92 through Foster City on to the San Mateo Bridge.” (06/25/24)