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Ice Cream Truck Crash Slows I-680 North

Update: The slowdown is north of Rudgear Road between Alamo and Walnut Creek. Three lanes blocked. No injuries reported.

Update: 9:50 a.m. Friday, CHP reports Sig-alert canceled, lanes of traffic restored at 9:08 a.m.

Morning commute traffic was slow on northbound I-680 north of Rudgear Road because of a crash that left an ice cream truck on its side around 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Gasoline was reportedly leaking from the ice cream truck, said CHP Officer James Evans. Three northbound lanes in the Alamo-Walnut Creek area were blocked as of 7:40 a.m. Friday. A red taxi was also involved in the crash. No injuries were reported.

This is close to the area of a massive I-680 blockage on Sept. 4 in the investigation of a fatal shooting during a routine CHP traffic stop on the shoulder of I-680 southbound.

For certain northbound commuters, the morning was shot. Roughly an hour later, there was an injury crash on northbound I-680 at Crow Canyon Road, blocking two lanes, according to KCBS.

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Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

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Ian Lipnicky (still a SportsFan) September 28, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Are they giving out free ice cream? If they need volunteers to eat some of the ice cream to lighten the load of the truck, please advise.
Sara Nealy September 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Driving up from Pleasanton, it was definitely Rocky Road.

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