Bus collision in Lincoln Tunnel leaves 15 injured; temporarily causes ‘extensive traffic delays’

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NEW YORK CITY — Two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel Monday morning, injuring 15 people and causing “extensive traffic delays” for more than two hours.

Two New Jersey Transit buses collided in inbound lanes in the center tube, causing 15 people to be hurt, according to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

One person was transported to an area hospital, but none of the injuries were believed to be serious, a Port Authority official said.

Traffic was snarled on both sides and “extensive traffic delays” were expected, the New York City’s emergency notification system tweeted around 8:20 a.m.

The center tube of the tunnel was temporarily closed, and commuters faced delays of more than 90 minutes.

By 10:30 a.m., traffic had cleared.

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