Cars hit Hugh L. Carey Tunnel for first time post-Sandy
Part of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel has reopened more than two weeks after it was flooded by 43 million gallons of seawater during Hurricane Sandy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) announced that the eastern tube of the former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is open to car traffic both ways, except during rush hours when only one-way traffic is allowed.
Vehicles heading into Manhattan can use the thoroughfare from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Those lanes will then switch to Brooklyn-bound traffic from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. One lane is also being reserved for express buses, and trucks are still not allowed access.
The western side of the tunnel will remain closed for extensive repairs. A timetable for its reopening has not yet been given.
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