NEW YORK (PIX11) – Just in time for the evening commute, two westbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge have been closed for emergency construction and are not expected to reopen until Thursday morning.
The lanes were initially closed after a construction plate blocked the roadway.
It is still unclear how the plate shifted late Wednesday afternoon, causing the closure of the center and left lane on the upper level to New Jersey.
Commuters lined up along the West Side Highway amid hour-long delays Wednesday evening.
Officials are urging commuters to take the Holland or Lincoln tunnels; significant delays are expected to continue until the maintenance work is complete.