Accident leaves 70K pounds of grapes spilled across Highway 101

Commuters are facing unexpected traffic Wednesday due to thousands of grapes.
Commuters are facing unexpected traffic Wednesday due to thousands of grapes. Photo credit Getty Images

Commuters coming into San Francisco from the South Bay are facing an unexpected back-up Wednesday morning due to thousands of grapes.

Traffic is slow near Gilroy in Santa Clara County after a semi-truck accident left 70,000 pounds of grapes and diesel scattered across Highway 101 northbound before Highway 25.

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A big cleanup was underway in the area, causing traffic to be backed up to San Juan Batista. The Caltrans cleanup crew halted work for a few hours, but will resume at 11 a.m., closing the right lane of the freeway for approximately two hours, California Highway Patrol reported.

Lanes are currently open, but traffic remains slow past the scene, KCBS Radio’s Victor Zaragoza said.

The driver of the truck was injured in the accident which occurred just after 4 a.m.