Thousands of people who commute via the Lincoln Tunnel are getting a hell of a Thursday morning trip—because a tractor-trailer has become disabled inside the tunnel. Delays are expected, and NJ Transit is honoring bus tickets on NJ Transit trains and PATH.. but that doesn't help passengers already on buses. Reader Zu Hernandez sent us photographs of the chaos, "I was on my NJT bus when all buses were evacuated and we were told I walk up the bus ramp into the terminal. Good thing I am wearing flats!!"
Walking to Port Authority (Zu Hernandez)
The situation was a little alarming, according to Hernandez, because bus passengers-turned-pedestrians have to navigate between buses that remained on, "Hopefully the drivers were told not to run us over by mistake."
Here's what the some of humanity had to say about the incident:
Just been told Lincoln tunnel is closed so were going to seacaucus and then the train? Every single nj bus.... Another great start!
— marguerite pinheiro (@marguerite_p) July 12, 2012
Lincoln tunnel is closed? I have to get off the bus and take a train from secaucus. I'm gonna kill myself
— Danielle C (@DmCoffee) July 12, 2012
SO excited that The Lincoln Tunnel is closed and I get to go to Secaucus today and transfer onto a train. YES! #commutingproblems
— Jen M (@jenmarcus) July 12, 2012
So the cops have the bus route into the Lincoln Tunnel totally blocked. Our intrepid bus driver is going all mavericky. I FEEL SO ALIVE!
— Michael Rosengart (@michaelrosey) July 12, 2012
Sitting in Lincoln tunnel for the past 45 mins..need a nap! twitter.com/nettie0404/sta…
— Jeannette navarrete (@nettie0404) July 12, 2012
At this point, I would probably get to work quicker if I just WALKED through the Lincoln tunnel #wtf #traffic
— Shannon Duffy (@_shannoniirene) July 12, 2012
Again, fuck you Lincoln tunnel traffic. Fuck you.
— JS (@SirotArt) July 12, 2012
I miss NYC RT @NewYorkPost: COMMUTER ALERT: NJ Transit buses face up to hour delay in, out of NYC thru Lincoln Tunnelnyp.st/MlqjXw
— Andrew Plotkin (@andreweplotkin) July 12, 2012