BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) — The cargo of a semi-truck struck an overpass in Berkeley Wednesday morning, according to Berkeley Police Officer Byron White’s Twitter. The cargo caused “significant damage” to the Gilman Street underpass of I-80, California Highway Patrol says.
CHP is calling this incident a hit and run. A CHP incident log from earlier indicated that the structure was in danger of collapse. However, KRON 4’s Dan Kerman spoke to CalTrans which stated there was no danger of imminent collapse.
Gilman Street under the freeway is closed until at least 5 p.m., according to Caltrans. However, as of 1:40 p.m., all but one lane on I-80 remains open.
The semi-truck was too tall and collided with overcrossing, according to CHP. The truck proceeded to merge eastbound on the freeway and drove away.
Police are still looking for the semi-truck. No injures were reported.
The location of the incident is near the intersection of Jones Street and I-80. Berkeley police were at the scene. Caltrans is at the scene investigating the damage.
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