The futile honking is turned up to 11 near the Manhattan entrances to the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels this morning, as both were closed at the same time due to separate incidents: a vehicle fire shut down the Holland Tunnel while a bus broke down in the Lincoln Tunnel.
Traffic to New York via the George Washington Bridge is clogged up for a variety of reasons, including an accident on the Cross-Bronx Expressway and an accident on the upper level. Delays of over an hour at all crossings were reported between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
— Jim Feldman (@jimfeldman) February 8, 2019
GWB: 1+ hour delays after accident under the apartments in NYC
Holland Tunnel: 1+ hour delays due to car fire
Lincoln Tunnel: 30+ minute delays due to a broken down car #nbc4ny TGIF???
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) February 8, 2019
No easy way coming into #NYC from NJ this morning. Well over an hour IB #GWB; #NJTurnpike & #I80 are especially slow. 45min+ IB #LincolnTunnel. And at least 45min+ IB #HollandTunnel; a lane blocked for FD activity responding to car fire in OB Holland Tunnel, which is closed. pic.twitter.com/leFIRgBOs0
— WCBS 880 Traffic & Weather together on the 8s (@wcbs880traffic) February 8, 2019
Who ever is tweeting on behalf of Lincoln Tunnel, THIS.....is for you: pic.twitter.com/GhDQf157on
— Chris Michael (@true2theyanks) February 8, 2019
i’ve been late every single day of this week due to traffic related to lincoln tunnel
— J. (@ruomee) February 8, 2019
Been stuck on this bus for at least 30 minutes trying to get to the Lincoln Tunnel. Happy Friday 🙄
— Dexter Morgan 🇹🇹 (@SerenadeU) February 8, 2019
I can’t make this up.....Freddie took a later bus than I did and he’s already at Port Authority.....yet I’m still in the Lincoln Tunnel. Going on 2 hours of being on this bus!!! 🤬
— Carissa Abraham (@radiocarissa) February 8, 2019
Standstill traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel. Commuting to work this week has been real fun.
— Matthew Feldman (@matt_feldman13) February 8, 2019
Lincoln tunnel on Wednesday: I am become death, destroyer of worlds...
GWB today: hold my beer bitch
Me: I really need to start checking the traffic alerts before I leave for work.
— Remi_Se (@j4remi) February 8, 2019
Hello, there are severe delays on the GWB, Holland Tunnel and PABT causing return buses to be delayed. -TB
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) February 8, 2019
The traffic to New Jersey at the tunnels looks more like a Friday afternoon rush hour, particularly on Varick Street, which usually turns into a parking lot at midday as weekend commuters join the regular traffic clawing their way out of town.
— Paul Murnane (@paulmurn) February 8, 2019
This brings us to our longstanding question: WHY ARE U HONKING?