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A fatal car crash early Friday in Fremont shut down northbound Interstate 880 completely for nearly an hour and continued to crimp the commute crawl to a near standstill for nearly three hours.
California Highway Patrol officers closed down all northbound lanes of the freeway around 4 a.m. after a pedestrian was struck and killed on the roadway, just south of South Fremont Boulevard.
***4:02 Sigalert Issued on
I-880 Northbound South of South Fremont Blvd. All lanes blocked, diverting traffic off the freeway at South Fremont Exit. Unknown time of reopening please use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/pX2AWdPCOl
— CHP Hayward (@CHPHayward) January 4, 2019
One northbound lane was re-opened shortly before 5 a.m., alleviating some congestion, and then all lanes were re-opened by 6:40 a.m. However, traffic has continued to spill into nearby streets as commuters struggle to get past the lingering slowdown. Authorities still advise drivers to use alternate routes.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Deadly-crash-halts-I-880-traffic-in-Fremont-13508278.php.