Person jumps off overpass onto OB Kennedy Expressway

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CHICAGO — A person jumped off the Van Buren Bridge into rush hour traffic this morning.

The person was taken away by ambulance, but their condition is not known.

Police blocked the outbound Kennedy Expressway and only allowed traffic to get by in the far left lane.

The inbound Dan Ryan Expressway was reduced to one lane for about an hour, backing up traffic all the way to 87th Street.

Police re-opened the lanes just before 7:30 a.m.