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Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Will Reopen To Traffic In Both Directions Monday Morning

A news photographer takes a photo of the flooded Hugh L. Carey Tunnel November 1, 2012. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

A news photographer takes a photo of the flooded Hugh L. Carey Tunnel November 1, 2012. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While parts of the Tri-State Area are still recovering from Sandy, the bridges and tunnels that were shuttered by the superstorm are starting to return to normal.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday afternoon that both tubes of the Hugh L Carey Tunnel, formerly known as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, will be open to traffic in both directions at all times starting 6 a.m. Monday.

Trucks, however, will not be able to use the tunnel until further notice.

The tunnel was one of the hardest hit transportation links during Sandy.

Flood waters overwhelmed the tunnel’s pumping system after nearly 80 million gallons rushed down the streets of Manhattan and filled all four lanes of the twin tubes.

On Thursday, CBS 2′s Elise Finch even got an exclusive look at the ongoing repair work that included fixing the ventilation system, cameras and nearly 900 lights that had to be removed, cleaned, rewired, tested and replaced.

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