RICHMOND (CBS SF) — A five-car pileup on the westbound Richmond-San Rafael bridge caused serious traffic issues during rush hour Tuesday, according to traffic officials.
Around 4:05 p.m., Caltrans reported the accident, which blocked the right lane and backed up traffic all the way to the toll plaza.
Caltrans camera footage of back up on Richmond-San Rafael bridge (Caltrans)
Caltrans also reported around the same time that the center lane was also blocked.
As of around 5:20 p.m., two of the cars had been removed, but the other three vehicles involved in the crash still remained on the span blocking the right lane, according to the KCBS Traffic Twitter account.
Special traffic alert remains #RichmondSanRafaelBridge Westbound Hwy 580 at midspan, as 3 vehicles remain with emergency crews from 5 vehicle accident blocking the right lane. Traffic backed up to the toll plaza. 📷 @CaltransD4 #KCBSTraffic pic.twitter.com/LjEF2MtKgn
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) September 22, 2021
About an hour later at 6:15 p.m., all of the cars were cleared from the span, but there were residual delays from the accident.