Rush-hour motorcycle crash slows I-80 traffic in Fairfield

By From page A4 | July 31, 2013

FAIRFIELD — A motorcycle crash Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield temporarily shut down two lanes of traffic during the evening commute.

The crash was reported at 5:15 p.m. near the California Highway Patrol truck scales.

A traffic alert was issued shortly before 5:30 p.m. as eastbound traffic slowed through Fairfield, according to the CHP website. One of the closed lanes reopened minutes later, and all lanes were open by 5:45 p.m.

The incident was described as a minor-injury accident on the CHP website.

The 50-year-old eastbound CHP truck scales are closed as crews prepare to open the new scales facility located just east of the existing scales. The project shifted the eastbound I-80 connector to eastbound Highway 12 closer to the existing scales.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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