FAIRFIELD — It was a busy day for the California Highway Patrol Friday in Fairfield.
In the morning, several lanes of eastbound Interstate 80 were blocked for a half-hour after a pair of crashes scattered debris across the freeway.
The first crash was reported at 10:23 a.m. just west of Suisun Valley Road and involved a big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol website.
A second crash was reported about 10 minutes later, just east of the original crash site. Four of six lanes were either blocked or shut down. Debris was reported across all six lanes.
Minor injuries were reported. Emergency responders reported that at least one person needed to be extricated from a vehicle.
Traffic was reported at a dead stop at 10:48 a.m. and was backed up to the Interstate 680 interchange and beyond.
Authorities at the scene at 10:43 a.m. called for a severe traffic alert to be issued by the regional Transportation Management Center. Enough of the debris had been cleared by 10:50 a.m. that only the two right lanes remained blocked. All lanes were open by 11 a.m.
A multiple vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 80, just west of North Texas, slowed traffic about 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Witnesses reported a green Honda Accord had passed traffic traveling about 100 miles per hour before the crash.
Traffic was backed up to Air Base Parkway. One lane was blocked by an overturned Jeep and re-opened about 8:46 p.m.
Occupants in two of the vehicles suffered minor injuries.
Amy Maginnis-Honey contributed to this report. Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.