High winds caused a large tree to fall on Tuesday afternoon, blocking the three right lanes of Interstate 80 westbound on the Bay Bridge and slowing traffic.
The fallen tree is just before where westbound drivers enter the Treasure Island Tunnel. Two vehicles may have been damaged by the tree according to CHP traffic info.
The lane closures have added an estimated 36 minutes onto commutes as of 3:47 p.m., per Google Maps.
#TRAFFICALERT: Several lanes on WB I-80 at Treasure Island are blocked due to a fallen tree. Motorists should expect delays. Thank you @SFFDPIO and @CHPSanFrancisco for the help. For the latest traffic conditions go to Caltrans Quickmap ▶️https://t.co/cipKtcceGE https://t.co/8veOFTlqwC— Caltrans District 4 (@CaltransD4) February 21, 2023
According to the California Highway Patrol, the San Francisco Fire Department is on scene and assisting in removing the tree.
A Caltrans tree crew are expected to arrive by around 4:15 p.m. to remove the remainder of the fallen tree, per CHP traffic info.
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