New Jersey-bound Lincoln Tunnel reopened after car fire in north tube

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Newscopter 7's John DelGiorno reports on the traffic tie-ups at the outbound Lincoln Tunnel.

The Monday morning commute was snarled for drivers leaving New York City after a car caught fire in the Lincoln Tunnel, resulting in the closure of the outbound lanes.

The fire was extinguished and the lanes were reopened by 8:20 a.m., with the earlier congestion now cleared.

The fire broke out at about 7 a.m. in the north tube of the tunnel going from Manhattan to New Jersey.

NJ Transit had been diverting all New York City bound buses to Secaucus because of heavy traffic in and around the Port Authority Bus Terminal due to the car fire.

Normal bus service to the terminal has resumed.

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