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2 deer tie up traffic on Golden Gate bridge

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Saturday, September 06 2014 Sep 6, 2014 September 06, 2014 11:02 AM September 06, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities say a pair of deer on the Golden Gate bridge snarled traffic in and out of San Francisco during the evening commute.

The California Highway Patrol says the deer were in the busier northbound lanes leading out of the city toward Marin County on Friday evening at about 5:30 p.m.

The deer briefly halted the evening commute as drivers slowed to give them space.

By 6 p.m., the officers on the way to the scene were called off because the deer were no longer in the road.

CHP Officer William Ogilvie tells the Chronicle that it's not uncommon for calls about "animal hazards" to work themselves out before the officers arrive because animals don't like traffic any more than humans do.


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