Deadly crash snarls I-880 traffic in Fremont

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.

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.

Ashley McBride is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @ashleynmcb

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