Suicide investigation snarls morning commute

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SAN DIEGO — The morning commute slowed to a crawl Thursday after police closed  one of the main freeways into downtown San Diego to investigate a possible suicide, causing a cascade of traffic jams around the region.
The California Highway Patrol received reports of a man’s body in the southbound lanes of state Route 163 under the Robinson Street overpass  at about 6 a.m.  The man appeared to have intentionally jumped from the overpass, investigators said.

All lanes of traffic on southbound Route 163 at Robinson, along with the eastbound and westbound Interstate 8 transition ramps to southbound state Route 163, were immediately closed. As of 7:30 a.m., state Route 163 at I-8 was reopened, but all lanes of traffic on southbound state Route 163 at Washington Street remained closed until about 8:15 a.m.

The closures caused a ripple effect on westbound I-8 through Mission Valley. Westbound Highway 94 was also jammed from state Route 125 into downtown.

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