El Camino Real came of age when car-based travel seemed like the inevitable route to the future. But after the construction of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280, the Peninsula artery came to occupy an awkward place. It’s a swift-moving, multilane boulevard that acts neither as a local road nor commuter thoroughfare. Read More
The stabbing of a 47-year-old man in the Bayview district Sunday morning somehow led to false reports that he had actually been shot while driving on the freeway, police said. Read More
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding possibly several drivers who may have struck a San Francisco man on Interstate 280 in Daly City early Saturday and then left the scene of the deadly incident.The victim was identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as 27-year-old David Hanna.The incident was reported about 4:30 a.m. just north of Eastmoor Avenue on southbound I-280, the California Highway Patrol said. Read More
Two people were briefly trapped in a car this morning in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood near an Interstate Highway 280 exit, San Francisco fire officials said.A car with possibly two people went down an embankment near Indiana and Mariposa streets around 6:30 a.m. and trapped as many as two people in the car, fire officials said.Fire crews that responded said everyone was taken out of the car by 6:45 a.m.Officials did not know the extent of any injuries. Read More
The segment of pipe that failed during a pressurized water test Sunday was apparently damaged by a backhoe sometime in the past 60 years, according to PG&E officials, but when exactly is unknown.
No one was injured when a segment of Line 132 exploded at 3:20 p.m. off Interstate 280 near Woodside, but it created a mudslide that closed northbound lanes for hours. It also left a 5-by-5-foot crater roughly 100 yards from homes. Read More
A PG&E natural gas pipeline that exploded during pressure testing on Sunday afternoon, causing a mudslide across Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, was likely damaged by a backhoe, a utility spokesman said today. Read More
A PG&E pipeline that was found to have a 1-millimeter-diameter hole last week exploded Sunday, sending mud and debris across Interstate Highway 280 west of Palo Alto.
No one was injured during the 3:30 p.m. incident. The highway was closed for several hours while the California Highway Patrol and firefighters cleaned up the mess. Read More
An apparent mudslide has blocked two lanes on northbound Interstate 280 at Farm Hill Boulevard, south of Redwood City, according to the California Highway Patrol.
First reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the slide initially blocked all four lanes on the freeway and reportedly hit some vehicles with rocks. Read More
PG&E has rescheduled hydrostatic testing of portions of its natural gas lines along San Carlos’ Brittan Avenue.The testing, which was initially supposed to start today, is now tentatively scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday and continue on Thursday, PG&E spokeswoman Brittany Chord said. Read More
PG&E will begin hydrostatic testing of a portion of their natural gas lines in San Carlos today, according to San Carlos officials.The first step in the testing will be venting gas near the intersection of Interstate Highway 280 and Edgewood Road today and on Thursday. Residents may hear the venting or smell natural gas, city officials said.Affected residents were notified by letter and by telephone by PG&E, city officials said. Read More