Listen: San Rafael Bridge, Richmond, Kcbs discussed on KCBS Radio Midday News
"The lower deck of the Richmond, San Rafael bridge has been closed now for about forty minutes. Westbound lanes are closing even now as we speak. In fact, I can see a CHP vehicle positioning itself at the toll plaza the bridge. Westbound is now officially closed. They have been working to shut down traffic at the on ramps for interstate five eighty westbound to the Richmond bridge, and they didn't want to shut down the toll plaza until they were able to restrict the number of cars. They did not want to have people caught in the backup. So all traffic is being diverted off now just before the toll plaza. Westbound five eighty as the westbound which Richmond bridge is shut down at this moment and the lower deck has been closed for about half an hour that there were large chunks of concrete debris of various sizes found on the lower deck of the bay bridge and the. Concern has been that these might have come from the upper deck. So the bridge has been closed as a precaution. Cal trans crews are already on the scene. All right. Let's check other traffic looking at the ride through San Francisco backing up to the lower deck of the bay bridge. Only from fourth street. That's a pretty good ride. There are however problems in Vallejo on thirty seven. Let's go. To the Chilton auto body collision Cam Bob prior. This is eastbound highway thirty seven before fairgrounds drive guardrail repair work Cal trans has got the left lane blocked. I'm seeing close to a mile backup are thanks to crush on the phone force, south bay freeways. Look pretty good. We're not tracking any delays there. Mid peninsula. Traffic heavy into Belmont, both directions. Northbound and southbound are going to be slow as you head toward Holly. And a quick note that if you're stuck on the lower deck of the Richmond bridge CHP does have a plan to get you cleared from the span you're next update twelve eighteen on the traffic leader KCBS again, we have a reporter. On the way to the scenes, you'll want to keep it tuned to KCBS, you know, it's."