Downed Phone Line Stops Hwy 101 Traffic

Traffic is stopped at the Marsh Road exit and being re-routed.

Update 11:20 a.m. The cause of the traffic is actually a downed AT&T phone line. A car clipped one of the phone lines along the highway, which hang lower than the PG&E power lines above them, according to Joe Molica, a PG&E spokesperson.

A White Toyota Corolla with an impacted and shattered front windshield is parked on the corner of Marsh Road exit. A CHP officer is interviewing the driver, who appears to be uninjured.

The Marsh Road exit is now re-opened.

The , PG&E, AT&T and the officers are out on the scene guiding traffic.


Traffic on Highway 101 from Marsh Road to Woodside Road has virtually stopped due to a downed phone line.

The Marsh Road exit is closed until further notice, according to Menlo Park Police Department.

“This is brutal, no one should have to sit through this,” said Menlo Park Patch Editor Vanessa Castañeda, who is currently stuck in the traffic.

David Chin (@Well_DCsays) tweeted about the stopped traffic and instagram-ed a photo of it.

Spencer Chen (@SpencerChen) tweeted #SF #101: Traffic at standstill near 84, Redwood City. Northbound & Southbound. Accident. Don’t bother. Go back to bed.

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