SAN FRANCISCO — Commuters trying to cross the Bay Bridge from the East Bay into San Francisco found traffic at a crawl early Thursday after a two separate incidents hours apart, one of them a crash that killed two people, the California Highway Patrol said.
At 6:30 a.m., the two far right lanes of the westbound direction on Interstate 80 of the bridge were closed, because a person on the upper deck of the bridge was in distress, according to the agency.
The CHP said just after 6:30 that the crisis situation had been resolved. They had no other details.
The crash happened about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, just east of Treasure Island, also on the upper deck, the CHP said. That crash involved a big rig and another vehicle, they said.
There was no information available immediately on the two people who died in the wreck.
The fatal crash and the crisis situation were not believed to be related, the CHP said.
The commute from the bridge’s toll plaza into the city was taking approximately an hour, and traffic backed up beyond the MacArthur Maze.
The CHP did not have an estimate for when all lanes would be cleared.
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