WEEHAWKEN, NJ - Drivers on Tuesday were greeted with the rather unnerving sight of heavy flooding in the Lincoln Tunnel. While stuck in gridlocked traffic, one motorist was able to capture the scene on video, sending a shudder of unease down the spines of NYC Metro Area drivers region wide as they watched one of their worst nightmares play out.
The Lincoln Tunnel runs underneath the Hudson River from Weehawken, New Jersey to the west side of Midtown Manhattan. It has been reported, however, that the water spotted by Consiglio was not coming from the Hudson.
According to representatives from the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ), the leak was coming from “a rupture of a water main in a facility room in the Center Tube.” That tube was subsequently closed briefly for repairs, later reopening and returning to normal service.
PANYNJ says the situation, "was fixed and the water was pumped out as designed."
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