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TRAVEL ADVISORY - WESTBOUND LANES OF THE HOLLAND TUNNEL TO BE CLOSED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL

Date: Oct 23, 2014
Press Release Number: 221-2014

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will conduct an emergency response drill at the Holland Tunnel on Sunday, October 26, between midnight and 6 a.m. During those hours, the westbound lanes of the tunnel heading into New Jersey will be closed to all traffic.

Motorists traveling to New Jersey during this time are advised to use the Lincoln Tunnel or the George Washington Bridge. The Holland Tunnel's New York-bound lanes will be open during the drill.

The exercise is part of the agency's ongoing drill exercises, which enable agency personnel and other emergency responders to test and enhance response procedures. Members of the public may notice smoke conditions and emergency vehicles as part of the drill.

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/.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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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 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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