Fuel spill, would-be jumper snarl traffic both ways on George Washington Bridge upper level in unrelated incidents

NEW YORK — All lanes have reopened on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge following a tractor-trailer crash and a man threatening to jump, officials said.

The single-vehicle crash happened on the outbound side at 12:19 p.m Friday, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. Although all lanes were closed at first and traffic was at a complete standstill, but lanes slowly opened one-by-one as officials clear the roadway.

The crash caused 40 to 50 gallons of diesel to spill onto the roadway, Port Authority spokesperson Joe Pentangelo said. Crews are working to clean up the roadway, he said.

No injuries have been reported. The tractor-trailer has since been removed from the bridge, Pentangelo said.

Traffic on the George Washington Bridge was snarled Thursday due to a fuel spill and police activity. (PIX11)

Traffic on the George Washington Bridge was snarled Thursday due to a fuel spill and police activity. (PIX11)

The upper level inbound lanes were also closed briefly Friday afternoon because a man was on a bridge railing threatening to jump, Pentangelo said.

Police responded to the incident and the man has since been brought into custody, officials said.

Officials say to expect delays going both ways.