Maze Meltdown: Rubberneckers paradise

Traffic gets jammed at the site of the damage — not because of problems on the road, but because drivers just can't resist slowing down to gawk, take photos and call their friends to discuss it. Watch a video of the problems being caused by rubberneck drivers and lookie-loo pedestrians on Examiner's San Francisco in Videos blog.

Lots of newphotos!

> See more than two dozen photos on Examiner's “San Francisco in Pictures” blog

> Read Examiner Blogger Sharon Gray's “Commute Saga” series

> Read all the stories about the fire and collapse.

Transit information

Traffic: 511.org
BART: bart.gov
Ferries: eastbayferry.com
Transbay buses: actransit.org

Alternate routes

From San Francisco to Hayward
» Eastbound I-80 to southbound I-880

From San Francisco to Walnut Creek
» Eastbound I-80 and exit West Grand Street
» Left on NorthGate Street
» Enter on ramp to eastbound I-580 toward SR-24
» Take eastbound SR-24 to I-680

From San Francisco to Sacramento
» Eastbound I-80 to Sacramento (no detour)

From San Francisco to East Bay
» Southbound U.S. Highway 101 to eastbound SR-92
» SR-92 to I-880 northbound or southbound

From San Francisco to East Bay (second alternate)
» Southbound U.S. Highway 101 to eastbound SR-84
» SR-84 eastbound to I-880 northbound or southbound

From San Francisco to East Bay (third alternate)
» Northbound U.S. Highway 101 to Richmond/San Rafael Bridge eastbound (I-580)
» Westbound Richmond/San Rafael Bridge (I-580) to I-80 westbound

From Richmond to San Jose
» Westbound I-80 to eastbound I-580
» From eastbound I-580 to westbound I-980
» Westbound I-980 to southbound I-880

From Richmond to San Francisco
» Westbound I-80 to Bay Bridge (no detours)

San Francisco to East Bay
» Eastbound I-80 and exit Albany/Buchanon ramp
» Turn left under the freeway
» Left onto westbound 80
» Take westbound I-80 to eastbound I-580

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