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Major Transit Delays Snarl AM Rush Hour

Accidents slowed cars and buses at two major Hudson crossings

Major transit delays struck again throughout the New York area Wednesday morning, affecting buses, bridges and trains into midday.

Two separate accidents on the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway - both involving tractor-trailers - caused delays of more than an hour crossing the George Washington Bridge. Even by 9 a.m., delays were still running close to 40 minutes, though traffic was largely back to normal by 11 a.m.

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Meanwhile, an accident in the Exclusive Bus Lane to New York, on I-495 near the merge with Route 3, caused inbound bus delays of more than 50 minutes at the Lincoln Tunnel, which lingered nearly to the lunch hour. 

At the same time, outbound New Jersey Transit trains on the Northeast Corridor ran into 45-minute delays due to Amtrak signal issues near Metro Park. Trains were bypassing Metro Park westbound; customers were being told to continue west to Metuchen and take and eastbound train back.  

Delays in both directions lingered into midday as well. 

Metro-North also encountered minor delays for New Haven Line customers due to overhead wire damage near Stamford. 

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