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Two buses collide outside the Lincoln Tunnel, causing rampant delay

By Clayton Guse

A pair of buses collided outside the Lincoln Tunnel shortly before 10am on Friday morning, injuring at least 32 people, according to the Associated Press.

FDNY officials reported that two NJ Transit buses collided in the center tube of the tunnel. Both of the buses were evacuated, and the Port Authority, which manages the tunnel, said that no critical injuries were reported as of 11:15am. The agency also issued a notice saying that buses departing from and arriving at the Port Authority Bus Terminal may experience delays.

The Lincoln Tunnel serves upward of 1.5 million vehicles per month, and slow traffic and delays are regular occurrences during rush hour. The entrance on the Manhattan side of the tunnel ranks as one of the most congested streets in the entire country. Friday’s accident only compounded that, and officials noted that the tunnel would remain operational with delays and that drivers should consider alternate routes. 

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