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TRAVEL ADVISORY - SOUTH TUBE OF THE LINCOLN TUNNEL TO BE CLOSED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL

Date: Sep 10, 2015
Press Release Number: 131-2015

The south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel will be closed from midnight to 9 a.m. Sunday, September 13, to allow the Port Authority to conduct an emergency response drill. The tunnel's north and center tubes will remain open and no delays are anticipated due to traditionally light traffic at that time.

Motorists traveling between New York and New Jersey during this time are advised to use the north and center tubes of Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel or the George Washington Bridge.

Sunday's exercise will test the tunnel's emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling Tunnel and Bridge Agents and local emergency organizations to train together and validate response procedures. The exercise will include members of the Port Authority Police Department, Lincoln Tunnel Operations and other state and local emergency responders.

For up-to-the-minute traffic updates at all Port Authority crossings, motorists are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/.

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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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