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Tractor Trailer Crashes Into George Washington Bridge Toll Booth

No Word On What Caused The Crash Or The Driver's Condition
Emergency vehicles on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident at the toll plaza of the George Washington Bridge on May 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Emergency vehicles on the scene of a tractor-trailer accident at the toll plaza of the George Washington Bridge on May 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A truck slammed into a toll booth on the inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge early Monday, closing several lanes.

The tractor trailer was carrying steel beams, which ended up blocking the roadway, closing four lanes, police said.

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Fortunately, the toll booth was not manned at the time of the crash, police said.

Traffic tickets were issued to the driver who caused the crash and the trucking company he represented. The unidentified driver received one citation for failure to secure the load, and tickets for other unspecified violations, according to Port Authority police.

There was no word on what caused the crash as of Monday evening.

Delays remained for inbound traffic. Two lanes remained closed as of shortly before 6 p.m., according to the Port Authority, which described the effect on traffic as “minimal” for the evening rush.

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