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23 Aug 2019 | 04:25 AM UTC

US: George Washington Bridge reopens to all traffic August 22 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Police operation ends on George Washington Bridge (New York City) late on August 22; residual traffic disruptions ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION New York, George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee (New Jersey)

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Authorities reopened the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York City (New York) to Fort Lee (New Jersey), to all traffic at approximately 23:25 (local time) on Thursday, August 22. Police had initially closed the upper level of the bridge around 21:30 to investigate a suspicious package. Residual traffic disruptions are reportedly ongoing and are expected to continue in the coming hours.


Individuals in New York City and Fort Lee are advised to allow additional time to travel and anticipate traffic disruptions.


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