Tractor-trailer fire causes major delays on GWB

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NEW YORK — Commuters are facing major delays on the George Washington Bridge due to a tractor-trailer fire on the Upper Trans-Manhattan Expressway during Tuesday morning rush-hour.

Delays on the GWB upper level to New Jersey were first reported around 7:20 a.m. because of a tractor-trailer fire.

Traffic was then diverted to the lower level.

Nearly an hour later, delays of 60 minutes were reported on the lower level to New York. By 9 a.m. delay estimates were lowered to 30 minutes.

The upper level to NY was facing 90 minute delays as of 9 a.m.