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101 Northbound Closed
updated: Jan 18, 2013, 10:27 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Does anyone know why north bound 101 was closed between Las Positas and La Cumbre Friday morning around 8:40?

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 COMMENT 364849P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 10:51 AM

HI, Maybe they were cleaning up the trash.

 

 COMMENT 364890 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 11:48 AM

probably an accident. That stretch is always a "problem" area in the morning..still have yet to figure out why.

 

 COMMENT 364896 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 11:53 AM

OP here. It wasn't an accident which is why I asked. A CHP unit had the freeway shut down, but there was nothing obvious in front of it.

 

 COMMENT 365200 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 08:16 AM

Normally when a CHP unit slows or stops traffic either by stradling the center lane with lights flashing or by slowly criss-crossing the lanes with lights flashing, it is, what is called, a "traffic break". Sometimes they slow the traffic to a crawl or even to a stop. A traffic break can be conducted for several reasons including an acident. Usually it means something is being done ahead often by another CHP or law enforcement officer, tow truck or Cal Trans crew. It could be an officer or crew removing some traffic hazard from the roadway, rounding up a dog or loose animal or other road hazard. If it is a serious accident the road is usally completely closed for a period and detour routes put into play.

 

 COMMENT 365240 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 09:36 AM

sun in driver's eyes. Or can't merge correctly

 

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