NBC Bay Areas' traffic reporter Mike Inouye said it best in his tweet: "Just AVOID the #BayBridge."
An early morning traffic mess occurred during a chaotic police shooting on the bridge, which began at 2 a.m. and wrapped up about eight hours later, when all lanes re-opened at 10 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 29-year-old Antonio Roberson of Oakland, on parole on false imprisonment charges. Roberson was allegedly in possession of a weapon, authorties said, which prompted some officer-involved gunfire. The exact details weren't revealed.
The California Highway Patrol said that a suspect was allegedly drunk and speeding on the bridge about 2 a.m. and crashed his vehicle at the S-curve from San Francisco heading toward Oakland.
Roberson was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. A 26-year-old female passenger was treated and released from the hospital and is not facing any charges.