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Friday Morning Commute Miserable After Accident Shuts Part Of George Washington Bridge

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The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park – Fort Lee, NJ – Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Commuters trying to make their way into Manhattan from New Jersey this morning confronted a terrible backup at the George Washington Bridge following a tractor trailer accident.

The accident shut the upper level on the Manhattan-bound side of the bridge, and part of the lower level as well.

Delays were said to be up to be 90 minutes. Commuters were urged to seek alternative routes.

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The accident occurred shortly before 6 a.m.

The bridge reopened at around 8 a.m., but lingering delays continued to make the commute difficult.

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