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Traffic Nightmare Across Hudson, With Monster Delays at Lincoln and Holland Tunnels

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  • A NJ Transit bus fire led to heavy outbound delays at the Lincoln Tunnel
  • While a disabled vehicle caused delays at the Holland Tunnel; traffic was also backed up on the West Side Highway heading to the GWB
  • Buses were visible winding out of the Lincoln Tunnel on the Jersey Side as workers cleaned up fuel left by the bus

It’s been an absolute mess crossing the Hudson River out of Manhattan Thursday evening after a NJ Transit bus caught fire.

The bus fire was on the New Jersey-side of the Lincoln Tunnel around 4 p.m. But traffic really became a nightmare more than an hour later as workers cleaned up a fuel spill left behind by the bus. 

All lanes had been shut down on outbound New Jersey Route 495 by 5:30 p.m., snarling traffic and pushing delays towards 2 hours. Bumper-to-bumper traffic was visible on the Manhattan side of the Lincoln Tunnel into North Bergen. 

Those looking for alternate routes at the Holland Tunnel were being hit with more than 45-minute delays at 5:30 because of a disabled vehicle in the north tube.

There were also delays on the northbound West Side Highway, from the West 60s all the way up to the George Washington Bridge.

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