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A tow truck hauls away a pickup truck that rolled-over into the shoulder of the Eastbound entrance to U.S. Highway 80 at Travis Boulevard in Fairfield, Thursday. The pickup truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident and no one was injured. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

Solano County

Slick roads contribute to Solano crashes

By From page A3 | February 07, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Drizzly weather Thursday brought with it several accidents in the area, none fatal.

“People keep sliding around and crashing into each other because the roadways are wet,” California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker said. “Please slow down, increase your following distance, take your time and be patient.”

One accident took place at 7:48 a.m. on westbound Interstate 80 just past the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange. Four vehicles were involved and blocked two lanes. There were no injuries, Parker said. He didn’t know the cause of the crash.

But, while vehicles could still pass the accident, traffic on westbound I-80 in the area was heavy and slow-moving at 8:30 a.m. Parker said that’s to be expected, given the accident took place during morning commute hours.

Other incidents noted by the California Highway Patrol:

  • A pickup truck rolled over at approximately 3 p.m. along eastbound I-80 at Travis Boulevard. No injuries were reported.
  • Two vehicles collided shortly after 5 p.m. on eastbound I-80 just west of Travis Boulevard. No injuries were reported.
  • Two vehicles were involved in a crash at approximately 6 p.m. on Highway 12 near the Sacramento River in Rio Vista. No injuries were reported.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 07, 2014 - 7:24 am

    The caption should read "st*pidity contributes to Solano crashes!" Do you have any idea about the number of cars that have slipped, spun out and rolled at that Travis on ramp over the years? Too many to list. Driving 101 folks, long dry spells, first rains, slippery roads. Slow down and be careful. Couldn't be more simple!

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