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Pickup crash snarls 80 eastbound

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A crash involving a pickup truck brought the morning commute to a grinding halt in San Francisco on Monday morning.

The crash was reported at 6:16 a.m. on eastbound Interstate Highway 80, just west of Fourth Street, near the Bay Bridge.

CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said a pickup truck carrying recyclables crashed and turned onto its side, spilling bottles and cans all over the roadway.

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The driver managed to climb out of the truck after the crash and was not seriously injured, Van Eckhardt said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 6:23 a.m. and several lanes were shut down. All but one lane was reopened at 6:57 a.m. but traffic remained backed up for a long stretch on northbound U.S. Highway 101.

Van Eckhardt recommended that motorists use Interstate Highway 280 instead.

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