Press Release Article


Date: Jan 23, 2016
Press Release Number: 13-2016

Following the lifting of travel bans into New York City by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie, which began this afternoon at Gov. Cuomo's request, the Port Authority will reopen all its bridges and tunnels at 7 a.m. Sunday. This includes the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing.

These closures were designed to ensure safety of the public during the height of the storm.

The Port Authority continues to urge motorists to use caution during their travels. Speed restrictions at the bridges may be in effect, as well as along roadways to and from the crossings.

For the latest information throughout the storm, please go to, @pathalerts or @panynj on Twitter and sign up for PA alerts at

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