All lanes are open but traffic is still slow on Interstate 80 to the San Francisco Bay area from Sacramento more than six hours after an early morning crash involving a chicken-hauling big rig.
The 2 a.m. crash occurred on westbound I-80 just west of Lagoon Valley Road between Vacaville and Fairfield. The center divider was opened shortly before 3 a.m. to let traffic slowly pass as chickens were picked up from the roadway.
An estimated 5,000 crated, live chickens were on the truck but only a small portion of the hens fell onto the roadway.
A little after 4 a.m., two lanes were open. Traffic backed up as officials worked to clear vehicles involved in the crash, including another big rig hauling bottled water and a sport utility vehicle.
The California Highway Patrol said all lanes opened shortly before 8 a.m.
KCRA: Overturned big rig spills chickens on I-80 - Oct. 20, 2011