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Road, Mass Transit Mess Lingers Into Friday After Thursday Snowstorm

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UPDATE: First Snowstorm of Season Paralyzes Traffic, Mucks Up Mass Transit During Rush Hour

Snow was heavy, wet and fast to fall Thursday, and the precipitation mix made for slick roads and hazardous travel, and accidents and disabled vehicles reported across the tri-state. Here's what you need to know as you get home. 

[PHOTOS] Storm Downs Trees Across NYC, Tri-State


  • George Washington Bridge was roughly back to normal after a multiple-vehicle accident Thursday shut down the upper level. 
  • Bayonne Bridge was reopened at 8 p.m. Thursday. 
  • Holland and Lincoln tunnels are in fairly good shape but still moving slowly after earlier rush-hour delays. 
  • Stretches of the Garden State Parkway, I-280, I-78, RT-10 and RT-130 had been closed at some points Thursday evening.
  • In Newark, icing and collisions have shut down Routes 280, 78, 21 and 22. Drivers are advised to monitor their gas while idling in traffic. 


Nearly 500 flights were canceled across Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, and nearly 1,000 more saw delays of 1 to 4 hours. 

Check with your airline to see the status of your flight. 


  • Port Authority Bus Terminal was closed on the second and third levels due to overcrowding; a spokesman for Port Authority said the main issue has been that only limited buses have been able to get to the terminal in Manhattan. Levels will reopen when conditions improve. 
  • NJ Transit has suspended rail service on the Gladstone branch and North Jersey Coast Line to make repairs to the damage left by the snowstorm. Restoration is expected on the NJCL with the first scheduled train Saturday, Nov. 17, and on the Gladstone branch on Monday, Nov. 19.
  • In addition, many NJ Transit bus operators worked past their normal end times and because of federal law requiring a mandated rest period some of those operators may not be available for morning service.
  • NJT urges passengers to use rail and ferry service. 
  • Long Island Rail Road was suspended between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica in both directions due to weather-related switch trouble. NYC Transit is cross-honoring tickets on the 2/3 subway lines at Atlantic Terminal and Penn Station. There are systemwide delays of up to 30 minutes across most branches.

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