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Lincoln Tunnel to N.J. Opened After Truck Overturns

April 01, 2013

The Lincoln Tunnel, connecting New York City and New Jersey, opened after a tractor-trailer overturned and early commuters were diverted to other Hudson River crossings.

The tunnel, which handled about 19 million vehicles headed into the city last year, returned to normal operations about 8:15 a.m., said Chris Valens, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

A truck traveling on the so-called Helix outside the tunnel in New Jersey overturned about 5 a.m., Valens said. At one point, delays of 45 minutes were reported as the westbound roadway was closed along with a bus lane, according to the Port Authority’s website.

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