A fiery tractor-trailer prompted extensive delays on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel at the height of Wednesday's morning rush.
Westbound 495 was closed between Park Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard after the accident shortly before 9 a.m. The express bus lanes reopened a short time later, but the car lanes remained shut down for a time and traffic was backed up all the way along the helix.
NJ Transit said bus service to and from Port Authority was subject to delays of up to 30 minutes for much of the morning; delays eased but lingering issues were reported for hours.
No injuries were reported.