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Highway reopens after Newark tractor trailer crash

January 26, 2013 10:12:55 AM PST
Police have reopened all eastbound lanes of Interstate 280 in Newark, after an overturned tractor trailer forced the closure of the highway Saturday morning.

The highway was closed at Exit 15 after the accident at about 2:30 a.m. just before the Stickel Drawbridge.

The container truck, carrying washers, dryers, and cleaning materials, ended up on its side.

Authorities used a crane to clear away the container, after removing the cab of the truck.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

It is still unclear whether the driver may have hit a slick spot caused by Friday night's snow.

The condition of the driver is still not known.

There were massive backups in the area, as traffic was diverted from the scene.


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