(Courtesy CHP San Francisco Twitter)

UPDATE: Hwy 101 reopens after dump truck spills debris from overpass

UPDATE 3:44 P.M.: Southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco reopened Tuesday afternoon, hours after a dump truck crashed and spilled debris from an overpass onto the highway, according to California Highway Patrol and police officials.

The crash occurred around 8:45 a.m. on an overpass near San Bruno and Silver avenues and above southbound Highway 101, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

A dump truck crashed and spilled what appeared to be construction materials onto the highway. No vehicles on the highway struck the debris, CHP spokesman Officer Vu Williams said.

The highway was closed for more than six hours as crews pulled the truck upright, removed the debris and replaced a guardrail that was knocked off the overpass in the crash.

All lanes of the highway reopened by about 3:30 p.m., according to the CHP. The Silver Avenue off-ramp and the Alemany Boulevard on-ramp remain closed.

There was another vehicle that crashed into a house nearby and police believe that was connected to the dump truck crash, Esparza said.

Injuries were reported in the crash but Esparza did not immediately have more details. The dump truck driver was able to crawl out of the truck’s shattered windshield and is cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

Motorists on Highway 101 were diverted to Interstate Highway 280 to get around the debris, Williams said.

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