Port Authority Blames Water Main Break For Lincoln Tunnel 'Leak'

Lincoln Tunnel
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — While commuters thought the Hudson River began flooding into the Lincoln Tunnel on Wednesday morning, Port Authority says that’s not the case. 

Video posted to social media showed water flowing along a walkway and onto the road inside the tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City. 

Some users speculated the tunnel was breached and the water was pouring in from the Hudson River.

However, Port Authority announced Thursday that a water main ruptured in a facility room in the tunnel’s center tube. 

After the break was repaired, the water was pumped out of the tunnel.

It remains safe to drive through the underpass. 

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