Police advise motorists to use alternate routes. Image: Google Maps

Update, 7:53 p.m. Police say the Ashby I-80 on/off ramp is now open.

Original story: Police in Berkeley have warned motorists to consider avoiding Ashby Avenue due to a multi-car collision blocking the on- and off-ramps to Interstate 80.

Police said the collision is between I-80 and Seventh Street: “Both directions of Ashby Avenue are currently blocked — including the on-ramp and off-ramp to Interstate 80. Expect traffic delays in the area and consider using alternate freeway off/onramps to access Interstate 80.”

Seventh Street is two blocks west of San Pablo Avenue.

Berkeleyside will update this post if additional information becomes available.

Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...