Accident Causes Traffic Nightmare for Discovery Bay Commuters

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An accident that occurred at 3:30 pm where a vehicle hit a pole on Bixler Road at Highway 4 has caused a traffic nightmare for commuters as  Wednesday evening after emergency crews were forced to close down the road and drivers were left on alternate routes.

As of 6:00 pm, we were still getting complaints of slow traffic as AT&T did not make it to the scene until around 5:09 pm and then had to access the problem and begin working to fix it. According to CHP, they are hoping to have a portion of the lanes re-opened by 6:59 pm.

Here is what some of our readers said about the traffic:

  • Jeni Plummer – It took me 30 minutes to get from the Safeway shopping center to the old shopping center in Discovery Bay!
  • Tara Swanson –  About to park my car on bixler & walk home! Sucks for those of us who live in the neighborhood!
  • Shannon Rivera – 2 mins from home turned in to 45min

Some of our readers even posted pictures of the traffic.

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Katy Conley Moseley – Normally quiet Newport Drive in DB. Hwy 4 through traffic heading east. Taken me 10 minutes to go 2 miles

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Tracy Holt-Stippel – GPS going crazy

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Brett Groves – Ugh, don’t forget Vasco

Here is the incident via CHP as of 6:45 pm.

Detail Information
6:25 PM 35 [96] [Notification] [CHP]-PER ANOTHER RP-THE DETOURS HAVE CAUSED 2 OTHER TC’S// ONE TC AT CLIPPERSXNEWPORT [Shared]
5:57 PM 34 [92] 19-S4 REQ ETA FROM COMCAST [Shared]
5:52 PM 33 [89] [Notification] [CHP]-19-S8 INQ ETA TO REOPENING OF BIXLER AT SR4 [Shared]
5:38 PM 32 [77] ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** ALT ROUTE FOR DISCOVERY BAY RESIDENTS WOULD BE TO CONTINUE NB ON BIXLER RD TO NEWPORT DR INTO DISCOVERY BAY, THIS IS FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY ALL TRAFFIC TO STOCKTON SHOULD USE BYRON HWY TO 205.
5:31 PM 31 [70] ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** ETA GIVEN AS APPROX 8PM, ALTERNATE ROUTE FOR THIS WOULD BE TO CONTINUE SB ON BYRON HWY TO 205 AND THEN I-205 EAST TO I-5.
5:29 PM 30 [68] ATT IS HERE NOT THIERS
5:27 PM 29 [66] [Notification] [CHP]-LL W/A RESIDENT IN THIS AREA–HOW LONG BEFORE SHE CAN RETURN–SHE WAS ALREADY TURNED AROUND ONCE–PLZ ADVS
5:20 PM 28 [61] VEHS TURNING DOWN BIXLER TO GET BACK ON SR4 AND BLOCKED
5:19 PM 27 [58] [Notification] [CHP]-1039 COMCAST – WILL CB W/ ETA
5:11 PM 26 [55] AND ETA FOR COMCAST
4:54 PM 25 [52] [Notification] [CHP]-ATandT LL ADV’G ON SAND CREEK ETA WILL BE = 20 OR SO
4:50 PM 24 [51] [Notification] [CHP]-1039 ATandT (REF TICKET # PE3FLI27) ENRT – ATandT UNABLE TO GIVE ETA – THEY WILL CB W/ ETA
4:41 PM 23 [49] 4 SO 1097 ASSISITING
4:35 PM 22 [42] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** BOTH DIRECTIONS OF SR4 REMAIN CLOSED, TRAFFIC DIVERTED OFF TO J4, BIXLER RD ALSO CLOSED, UNK ETO
4:35 PM 21 [41] LL W/ PGandE FOR ETA
4:34 PM 20 [40] 1039 DOTCC FOR HARD CLOSURE BOTH DIRECTIONS
4:34 PM 19 [39] EB AND WB 4 STILL CLOSED
4:33 PM 18 [38] BIXLER RD CLOSED
4:33 PM 17 [37] HOLDING OFF ON 1185 TILL ATT SECURES POLE
4:24 PM 16 [82] [Appended, 17:45:01] [3] PASSING EACH OTHER IN ONCOMING TRAFFIC
4:23 PM 15 [80] [Appended, 17:45:01] [1] LARGE AMOUNT OF VEHS IN THE AREA
3:50 PM 14 [29] [Notification] [CHP]-CORDS ETA 60 MINUTES
3:49 PM 13 [26] [Notification] [CHP]-1039 CORDS W/ HARD CLOSURE SIGNS
3:47 PM 12 [24] HAVE ATT RESP ASAP UNK POLE THEY NEED TO BRNG TRAFFIC CONTROL TOO
3:46 PM 11 [23] ^***ISSUS SIGALERT*** SR4 SHUT DOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT BIXLER DUE TO COLLISION WITH POWER LINES DOWN IN ROADWAY, UNK ETO
3:42 PM 10 [20] 1039 DOTCC
3:41 PM 9 [19] BOTH EB AND WB LANES BLOCKED DUE POWER LINE DOWN
3:33 PM 8 [18] 1039 1141
3:29 PM 7 [12] [6] VEH SPEEDING PRIOR TO TC
3:29 PM 6 [11] [5] VEH SMOKING
3:29 PM 5 [10] [4] MALE OO VEH
3:29 PM 4 [2] UNK IF BLKING
3:29 PM 3 [8] [2] POLE IS LEANING
3:28 PM 2 [1] BLK DODG CHALLENGER VS POLE
3:28 PM 1 [7] [1] VEH VS LIGHT POLE
Unit Information
3:30 PM 11 Unit Assigned
3:30 PM 10 Unit Assigned
3:45 PM 9 Unit At Scene
6:15 PM 8 Unit Cleared
3:34 PM 7 Unit Assigned
3:51 PM 6 Unit Cleared
5:10 PM 5 Unit Assigned
5:10 PM 4 Unit Enroute
5:10 PM 3 Unit Assigned
5:10 PM 2 Unit Enroute
5:54 PM 1 Unit At Scene

1 COMMENT

  1. I too was caught in this crazy mess tonight BUT everyone is forgetting that although we were inconvenienced no one was hurt and the CHP and Sheriff kept any more damage from the downed live power lines from happening especially since this was right at the gas station. Good news….We did all get home safely even tho it was later than we all wanted.

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