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Update: Lanes reopen after motorcycle crash gridlocks westbound Highway 50 traffic

A crash involving a motorcycle temporarily blocked three lanes of westbound Highway 50 Friday, creating a major traffic backup during morning commute hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The left three lanes of westbound traffic were blocked near Stockton Boulevard following a collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle just after 8:10 a.m., according to CHP’s incident page. The motorcyclist was down at one point in the No. 2 lane of traffic, according to the CHP.

Lanes reopened at about 8:40 a.m., according to the CHP log. No other details regarding the crash were immediately available.

Heavy traffic delays could still be seen in the area after the lanes were cleared, with congestion stretching east all the way to Watt Avenue, as seen on Caltrans live traffic cameras at 8:30 a.m.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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