NEW YORK CITY — A multi-vehicle accident at the Lincoln Tunnel forced the shutdown of the outbound lanes Monday afternoon — just hours after a bus collision there left 20 people injured and clogged a tube for several hours, officials said.
The latest accident, which occurred around noon, involved five trucks and three cars, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. Multiple people were injured in the accident, but it was not immediately clear how seriously, the spokesman added.
Some five hours earlier, an inbound bus rear-ended another as the vehicles approached the tunnel, creating an hours-long delay during rush-hour that forced dozens of frustrated commuters to walk the tunnel to get to work.
A Port Authority spokesman said there was a third accident near the tunnel on Monday. A bus and truck crashed into each other, though it was unclear if anyone was injured in that accident, the spokesman added.
The accidents have left only one lane through the tunnel out of the city, the spokesman said.