Motorists are being urged to take alternate routes from New York to New Jersey because of emergency construction on the George Washington Bridge.

George Washington Bridge (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says two lanes on the outbound upper deck of the bridge have been closed for repairs to the roadway.

The closures are expected to remain until Thursday morning. Inbound lanes won't be unaffected.

The Port Authority is recommending that motorists take the Holland or Lincoln tunnels or take the lower level of the bridge.


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