A big-rig truck crashed into the guardrail on the right hand side of the Bayshore Freeway just north of Embarcadero Road around 4:30 a.m. today, according to the California Highway Patrol. There were no reported injuries.
The truck crossed through the guardrail and fence onto East Bayshore Road and blocked both the slow lane of the freeway and the frontage road, CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke reported.
The CHP issued a Sig-alert traffic advisory for northbound 101 in Palo Alto at 5:29 a.m., CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke said. The accident has since been cleared.
Residents of central Palo Alto and East Palo Alto were awakened this morning by sounds of two or three hovering news/traffic helicopters in the area.