Scrap metal spill cleared, Highway 92 connector ramp reopens

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A connector ramp from westbound state Highway 92 to southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo reopened late this morning after big-rig crash forced a six-hour closure, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The truck overturned at about 5:30 a.m. and spilled a load of scrap metal and two recycled vehicles onto the connector ramp and the two right lanes of Highway 101, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

No one was injured, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash, Montiel said.

Speed may have been a factor in causing the truck’s load to shift and the vehicle to overturn, Montiel said.

Scraps of metal littered the roadway, and there was a lengthy cleanup effort that forced the closure of the ramp until 11:30 a.m.

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All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 have reopened in San Mateo this morning after a big-rig overturned, spilling its contents, as it came off a connector ramp from state Highway 92, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The truck overturned at about 5:30 a.m. and spilled a load of scrap metal, which blocked the connector ramp and two right lanes of Highway 101, CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.

No one was injured in the crash, Bartlett said.

The connector ramp remains closed and there is no estimate yet for when it will reopen. A Sig-alert issued at 5:54 a.m. remains in effect.

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