VACAVILLE — A motorcycle crash midafternoon Friday on Interstate 80 in Vacaville caused traffic to back up for miles at the start of the weekend commute.
The motorcycle crashed into the back of another vehicle on eastbound I-80. The crash was reported at 3:19 p.m. east of the Weber Road onramp. Eastbound traffic quickly stalled as a result of the crash.
Emergency responders initially had trouble getting to the crash scene because traffic was so backed up. A regional traffic alert was issued shortly before 3:45 p.m. when all eastbound lanes were shut down. All lanes were clear shortly after 4:20 p.m.
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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.