police-light-bar1.jpg10:48 AM: Two people suffered minor injuries in a five-car crash that blocked traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge during the morning commute hour today, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The accident occurred around 8:20 a.m. and a Sig-alert was issued at 8:38 a.m. after traffic backed up in both directions.

CHP Officer Eric Hohmeister said traffic had slowed on the bridge and a northbound driver rear-ended another car, causing a chain-reaction crash that involved a total of five northbound vehicles.

Traffic was snarled as tow trucks and ambulances tried to make their way to the scene and other drivers slowed to watch the commotion, he said.

The five cars involved were moved out of the northbound lanes to Vista Point, and lanes reopened at 9:05 a.m.

The collisions caused minor injuries to two people, one of whom was transported to Marin General Hospital, Hohmeister said.

Breena Kerr, Bay City News

9:05 AM: The California Highway Patrol has issued a traffic advisory for the Golden Gate Bridge because of a collision involving several vehicles that blocked all northbound lanes on the bridge.

According to the CHP, the crash was reported at about 8:20 a.m., and a Sig-alert was issued at 8:38 a.m. after traffic backed up in both directions.

There was no estimate on when the crash would be cleared and the lanes reopened.

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