OAKLAND-- Transbay travelers' morning commute woes started early Friday as a four-car pileup halted Bay Bridge traffic in the westbound direction, according to the CHP.

The collision occurred about 5:15 a.m. and apparently began with a rear-end collision between the first two vehicles, Officer Kevin Bartlett said. The accident was moved off the road to Treasure Island about 6 a.m., and three tow trucks were called in.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash, Bartlett said.

Though the roadway was cleared prior to the morning commute, residual slowing had traffic backed up to the MacArthur maze by 6 a.m., Bartlett said. Delays are expected to extend through normal commute hours as the current backup untangles, and motorists are advised to adjust their travel accordingly.

Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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