SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The California Highway Patrol has reopened the overpass connecting southbound Interstate Highway 680 and U.S. Highway 101 after a pedestrian threatening to jump was talked down from the ledge.

At about 12:50 p.m., CHP officers responded to the area for a report about a pedestrian on the overpass, according to CHP Officer Ross Lee.

Negotiators contacted the pedestrian, who refused to come down, and were eventually able to get them to safety.

The overpass’ closure affected traffic on southbound Highway 680 and northbound Interstate Highway 280 for most of the afternoon. U.S. Highway 101 was not closed during the incident, Lee said.

The overpass reopened by 6 p.m., according to Lee.

Motorists are advised to expect residual delays and to use alternate routes.

Comments (3)
  1. Why the hell do the authorities allow these self-obsessed fools to shutdown traffic? They don’t really want to jump otherwise they would do it. They should be given the options to come down voluntarily, be removed by force or to jump. This is the third time in as many years that some idiot has shut down 680 during the evening commute.

    1. It is funny if you don’t have to be one of the sorry losers who has to commute that stretch.

  2. I agree with Kennith and I would like to add that these idiots that do such a selfish act are not thinking about the millions that just want to get home or the emergency vehicles trying to get sick people to hospitals or firetrucks trying to save someones home from burning down this is not about the guy / gal that wants to get attention it is about a plan to not disrupt the millions and yes this area needs serious leadership not just sanctuary ideas but real serious protocol that would stop this idiocy from affecting millions

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