Lincoln Tunnel reopened after car fire temporarily closed all lanes of outbound tube due to smoke

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Lanes reopen in north tube of outbound Lincoln Tunnel
A car fire caused smoky conditions inside the Lincoln Tunnel on Friday during the evening commute.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The outbound tube of the Lincoln Tunnel has reopened with delays after a car fire caused smoky conditions inside the tunnel, forcing officers to shut down all lanes during the Friday evening commute.

Port Authority extinguished the car fire that started just before 5 p.m.

Video taken from inside a bus shows the smoky conditions inside the tunnel.

All lanes have reopened after officials cleared the vehicle.

Residual delays are expected.

Luckily, there were no reported injuries.


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