Traffic Halted at Highway 92-West into Half Moon Bay

Over a dozen gravel trucks are slowly driving up the hill, backing up traffic behind them.

Residents heading back home into Half Moon Bay on Highway 92 from I-280 can expect a slow drive.

There are approximately 15 gravel trucks slowly moving up the hill into Half Moon Bay, stalling traffic behind them.

A stalled suburban intially caused the traffic, according to one commuter. Officials moved the suburban around 2:45 p.m., but traffic had already started.

There is no accident in sight.

The California Highway Patrol has no additional information. 5-1-1 and Caltrans are not providing any details into the back-up.

Patch will update the story as more details come in. 

NAncy September 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM
What is with all the trucks on 92? 92 should be off-limits to these trucks, especially during the day . This is so frustrating! I was stuck behind 3 trucks earlier and counted over 10 trucks coming east on 92.
leighann September 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM
How else would they get to the dump yard?
Dee September 13, 2012 at 11:58 PM
There were more trucks than I have ever seen on the 92 today ... one right after another, mostly between 3 to 4 pm when I was stuck behind them all heading into HMB. What is going on with all these big rigs with caravans that look like they are hauling nothing? These trucks should be regulated to traveling on the 92 only during the late night and every early morning.
K September 14, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Can't the trucks to/from the quary and dump be regulated to not use 92 during work drive times?
Tony Moorhouse September 14, 2012 at 02:24 AM
It took me one hour from where I was stopped at SR92. & Canada Road to get to downtown Main St. It is still an old Stage Coach Road from earlier days that has never been allowed to be improved because of fears of inducing growth to the Coastside. Pumpkin Festival is only a few weeks away an SR92 will be a parking lot again.
Christa Bigue (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 03:14 AM
You're right Tony. It is an "old stage coach road from earlier days" and just can't accommodate the influx and activity of today's population, traffic and trucks, never mind a world class festival like the Pumpkin Festival coming to town. I understand the fears of inducing growth to the Coastside, but the reality is, we've already grown, yet our roads haven't and now the infrastructure here can barely accommodate and sustain the lifestyle of most Coastsiders. Not sure what the solution is but one thing's for sure: traffic on Highway 92 and 1 just stinks.
Tony Moorhouse September 14, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Thank You Christa, I hope some day SR92 will be improved to be a safer road. There have been so many serious accidents, my Brother and another local person died in an accident in 1954 by Obester Winery.
Christa Bigue (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 03:38 PM
There have been so many accidents on that road, many very serious. I am so sorry about your brother. That corner by the winery is a tough one and many come around that bend too fast ... and then there's Lemos traffic and trucks pulling out to cross traffic there as well.
Cheri Parr September 15, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I have to agree about limiting the truck traffic during peak commute times. Last week it took me an hour to get to the 101. I "went around" 4 large trucks on the way up when I hit the passing lane. Most won't pull over to allow passage regardless of how many cars are piled up behind them. It feels like it's gotten worse in the past year.
PM November 16, 2012 at 06:20 PM
This is a good suggestion K. The amount of gravel and oversized trucks on 92 has gotten ridiculous. Oversized vehicles on an incline and decline with multiple switchbacks is ultra dangerous. Why an auxiliary road or outlet was not designed was a flaw.
PM November 16, 2012 at 06:25 PM
This is a good idea K. The amount of oversized vehicles and gravel trucks on 92 has gotten ridiculous. Why did they not design an auxiliary outlet for these vehicles? Allowing vehicles on an incline, decline roadway multiple switchbacks was a fault of the county.


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