UPDATE: Route 495 reopens near inbound Lincoln Tunnel
NORTH BERGEN — A police investigation near the Lincoln Tunnel caused big delays to start Friday morning's commute.
All lanes were blocked around 3 a.m. on eastbound Route 495 at Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, with all traffic being diverted off the highway. The road was reopened around 7:30 a.m.
The bus lanes remained open with delays. Multi mile delays developed on Route 3 east approaching Route 495, and exiting the New Jersey Turnpike eastern spur at Exit 16E.
NJ Transit said its rail service was cross-honoring NJT bus tickets and passes.
North Bergen police said the incident involved an apparent suicide attempt by one person but would not disclose further details pending notification of family.
A witness told PIX 11 they saw something "large" in the roadway. A tweet by PIX 11 reporter Katie Corrado showed police tape stretched across the highway under the Kennedy Boulevard pedestrian bridge.
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