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Big-rig crash leaks oil into U.S. Highway 101

Northbound U.S. Highway 101 lanes blocked for about four hours

All lanes are open on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto following a big-rig crash early Thursday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

The crash was first reported at 1:41 a.m. and involved a big-rig that struck the median and a water barrier. The crash resulted in an oil leak and debris in the roadway, CHP officials said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 2:16 a.m. because all northbound lanes were blocked, but the scene was cleared by 5:30 a.m. and all lanes have reopened, CHP officials said.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:59 am

What caused the crash?

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Posted by Boom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

I wondered what caused large boom I heard last night, woke me up and then I heard the sirens. Perhaps driver fell asleep?

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Posted by Smurf
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 am

Any detailed info on what happened? I also heard a big bang yesterday right before I went to bed. Good thing there are no reported casualties.

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