Multi-vehicle accident at the George Washington Bridge jams traffic as snow falls

NEW YORK — Drivers can expect long delays at the George Washington Bridge following a multi-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 2:45 p.m. as snow fell across the region.

As of 6 p.m., drivers were told to expect residual delays greater than 60 minutes on the Upper Level. The GWB Lower to New Jersey is experiencing a delay of 45 minutes due to weather.

The Bayonne Bridge is also closed and schools are closing early because of the snow.

With the forecast calling for snow turning to rain, driving conditions can change quickly, the New Jersey Department of Transportation warned.