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MEDIA ADVISORY - ALL PORT AUTHORITY BRIDGES AND TUNNELS WILL CLOSE AT 2:30 PM TODAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Date: Jan 23, 2016
Press Release Number: 10-2016

In order to protect public safety due to prevailing blizzard conditions, the Port Authority will implement Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie’s joint announcement, which is being done at Gov. Cuomo's request, for a travel ban into New York City, requiring the agency's bridges and tunnels close as of 2:30 p.m. today until further notice. This includes the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing.

Only authorized emergency vehicles will be allowed until the crossings are considered safe to reopen.

These closures are designed to ensure safety of the public during the height of the storm. The Port Authority will look to reopen the tunnels and bridges when conditions permit.

Additionally, with all bus service already suspended at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the facility itself will also close at 4 p.m. today until further notice.

or the latest information throughout the storm, please go to www.panynj.gov, @pathalerts or @panynj on Twitter and sign up for PA alerts at www.paalerts.com.

Contact:
The 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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