Lincoln Tunnel Reopens Heading To NJ
The Lincoln Tunnel is reopened heading to New Jersey following a debris spill in Hoboken.
Delays at the tunnel are already at 2 hours after a truck spilled a load of rocks and dirt on the helix at Kennedy Boulevard around 3p.m. causing all traffic to be blocked for a time according to New Jersey Fast Traffic while crews cleaned up the mess.
A Port Authority spokesman says a dump truck traveling from Pleasant Avenue to the turnpike malfunctioned, spilling its entire load on the helix.
Commuters are being warned to expect long delays the rest of the afternoon.
Following a prior closure, all NJ-bound lanes of the Lincoln Tunnel have been reopened. Expect residual delays.
— NYC OEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) July 31, 2013
Both car and truck traffic are being diverted to the Holland Tunnel for the rest of the afternoon as well. Ne Jersey Fast Traffic reports major gridlock on New York’s West Side between Eighth and Eleventh avenues from the 20s to the 60s.
New Jersey Fast Traffic has updates every 15 minutes with instant updates on the traffic page on NJ1015.com.