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.

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.

This brings us to our longstanding question: WHY ARE U HONKING?