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Big-rig crash on Bay Bridge injures driver, backs up eastbound traffic

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A big-rig that crashed on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco just before the Bay Bridge has been cleared and all lanes reopened this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Although the big-rig was towed and officers cleared the scene around 2:45 p.m., CHP spokesman Officer Vu Williams said there was still a heavy backup of vehicles leading up to the Bay Bridge an hour later.

The crash was first reported on eastbound Highway 80 just east of The Embarcadero around 11:30 a.m.

According to Williams, the big-rig lost control during wet weather and jackknifed, initially blocking three of the left lanes.

The big-rig driver suffered minor injuries and a concrete column on the bridge reportedly sustained minor damage.

-Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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