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PORT AUTHORITY BANS TRACTOR TRAILERS, CAR-PULLED TRAILERS, HOUSE TRAILERS AND MOTORCYCLES AT GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE AND THREE STATEN ISLAND CROSSINGS

Date: Oct 29, 2012
Press Release Number: 160-2012

Due to high winds from Hurricane Sandy, effective immediately the Port Authority is banning tractor trailers, car-pulled trailers, house trailers and motorcycles from the George Washington Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge until further notice. Other vehicles are restricted to 35 mph.

The agency reminds travelers to check http://www.panynj.gov/ for updated information about PATH, the airports, the tunnels and bridges, and all other Port Authority facilities. For further information about safety precautions, evacuation routes and best practices for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov. Travelers can also check 511NY.org and 511NJ.org for travel updates.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visithttp://www.panynj.gov.


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