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. 

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 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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