OAKLAND -- More than a dozen commuters found themselves stuck on the side of the freeway early Tuesday morning after their cars were disabled by an object on Interstate 880, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The large object, which appeared to be a long piece of metal, caused 13 vehicles to be disabled at the High Street offramp around 5:40 a.m., Officer Ron Simmons said. Some of vehicles had flat tires and others had body damage.
The CHP cleared the object quickly, and traffic resumed flowing through the area within an hour of the cars colliding with the object, Simmons said. Nobody was injured.
Some of the drivers with flat tires were able to use a spare and move out of the area, while others received assistance, Simmons said. Tow trucks were called to remove vehicles that suffered more severe damage.
It's not known how the metal object ended up on the freeway.