Police activity prompts closure of I-5 lanes

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 21:47:05-05

UPDATE (6 p.m.): Police have reopened traffic on NB I-5. Police activity in the area has been resolved. The suicidal subject has been brought off the edge of the highway.

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): Police have opened one lane on NB I-5.



SAN DIEGO - All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 have been closed to traffic due to reports of a suicidal subject.

California Highway Patrol closed off the lanes in the area of Commercial Street at about 3 p.m. CHP said all lanes are closed until further notice.

All lanes within the 1700 - 1900 blocks of Commercial Street are also closed to traffic.

Police are routing traffic off NB I-5 before Imperial Avenue.

Trolley service in both directions on the Orange Line have also been halted between 12th Street and Imperial Avenue and 25th Street and Commercial Street. Bus service is available to travelers. As of 3:45 p.m., there was a 20-minute delay.

MTS recommends anyone traveling on the Orange Line into Downtown from East County, to take the Green Line Trolley instead until further notice. No Orange Line trains will run in downtown, though the Blue Line is available to travel between America Plaza and 12th St. and Imperial Ave.
Delays are also expected on bus routes 4, 11, 901, and 929.
San Diego County Crisis Line: 1-888-724-7240
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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