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Thursday, October 20, 2011

BART Delays, Bay Area Traffic Is Making Today's Commute Painful

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Today's commute is kinda like Cairo
  • Today's commute is kinda like Cairo

If you are an East Bay resident trying to get to San Francisco this morning, good luck. Not only is traffic at a standstill on the Bay Bridge, but BART is reporting delays of its own.

A motorcycle crashed on the bridge's S-curve at about 6 a.m., causing the closure of two lanes of westbound traffic. Crews have cleared the accident, but the delays are still painful.

That was after a big-rig crashed at about 2 a.m on westbound I-80 near Vallejo, sending 2,500 chickens -- some dead, some alive -- across two lanes of traffic.

If you are thinking BART might be a better option, well, the commute is slow there as well. The transit agency is reporting 10-minute delays systemwide after an unidentified person was reportedly spotted on the tracks in West Oakland.

Police have been inspecting the tracks, which has trains backed up, according to BART.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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