At least 31 vehicles have crashed Wednesday morning on Highway 37 in Sonoma the California Highway Patrol said. The fog was a significant factor in the collisions the police said.

The CHP log indicates that as many as 13 tow trucks were called to the scene of 11 separate crashes involving the eastbound vehicles at 8 a.m. near Skaggs Island Road, the CHP said.

Several people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries, including a motorcycle rider, McDermott said.

“There was a thick fog that caused most of us to slow down,” he said.

“I was on top of the cars before I could see them. I braked full on and hit the cars blocking the lane. Two or three seconds later I was impacted from the rear. I just kept hearing the sounds of collisions one after another.” Bob Banos, who’s SUV received heavy damage said.

A SigAlert was issued at 8:25 a.m. and eastbound traffic was advised to use the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge or other alternate route. All lanes re-opened before 11 a.m. California Highway Patrol spokesman John Perez said.


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