Tree falls on Bay Bridge at Treasure Island

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A tree fell onto the Bay Bridge in San Francisco around 3 p.m. during Tuesday’s windy weather. 

“Downed Tree on Westbound I-80 East of Treasure Island Rd in San Francisco. Right and Center Lanes Blocked,” 551 traffic officials wrote on Twitter.

A large eucalyptus tree toppled on top of the bridge and blocked westbound lanes at the Treasure Island tunnel. 

A SIG traffic alert was issued by the California Highway Patrol and motorists should expect heavy delays on I-80. “A large tree has fallen and is currently blocking the three right lanes. If possible, please avoid area and expect delays,” the CHP San Francisco wrote.

Firefighters are using chainsaws to chop up the tree and clear off the busy roadway. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.