OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man who jumped from an overpass shut down all lanes of I-580 in both directions near High Street in Oakland Monday evening for over an hour, according to authorities.
At around 5:08 p.m., CHP issued a severe traffic alert due to the police department activity blocking all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-580 west of State Highway 13 in Oakland.READ MORE: Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest Grove
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) August 3, 2021
Oakland police later confirmed that a male subject who was threatening to jump from an overpass had shut down the freeway. The subject ended up jumping and was injured, authorities said.
The subject was then taken to an area hospital for treatment.READ MORE: PG&E Says Light Rain After Long Drought Led to Lights-Out Across Bay Area
At around 6:19 p.m., CHP reported that the right lane remained blocked, but all other lanes were open.
UPDATE: Police Department Activity on Westbound I-580 West of CA-13 S in Oakland. Right Lane Remains Blocked. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h
— 511 SF Bay (@511SFBay) August 3, 2021
The right lane finally opened at around 6:45 p.m.MORE NEWS: Woman Fatally Shot, Another Wounded Outside Pittsburg 7-Eleven Store
Motorists are advised to expect residual delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area.