George Washington Bridge Open After Morning Accident

The George Washington Bridge’s upper level was reopened after an early morning accident that snarled commuters headed across the Hudson River into Manhattan.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which operates the world’s busiest span, said traffic resumed at 11:47 a.m. following delays that lasted more than 90 minutes.

Two tractor-trailers crashed shortly after 2 a.m., Port Authority spokeswoman Erica Dumas said. One of the truck drivers died and the other was taken to a hospital for evaluation, she said.

Buses have resumed normal operations serving the Port Authority and George Washington Bridge bus terminals in Manhattan, New Jersey Transit said in a posting on Twitter at 2:45 p.m.

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