The traffic trouble was located on the outer roadway of the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge.
Obama made a trip to an outpost of the Gap in Midtown East, and made a political point in doing so. He came to buy some sweaters for his daughters, athletic wear for his wife and to make a pitch for the minimum wage.
The company behind the INRIX smartphone traffic app for years has reported that New York and Bridgeport are in the top ten among all U.S. cities when it comes to traffic congestion.
Snow is again slowing the morning commute across the area.
For four days in September, traffic jams ostensibly orchestrated for political purposes clogged streets and trapped motorists in their cars for hours.
The various traffic violations made by his caravan last Thursday came just two days after de Blasio unveiled his “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan, which involves lowering the speed limit and more rigorous enforcement of traffic laws.
Police Commissioner William Bratton defended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s security detail, which is operated by police, saying the officers did “what they’re trained to do.”
Since announcing his “Vision Zero” initiative last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said an interagency task force has worked to develop new strategies to make streets safer.
Heavy snow, wind and rain wreaked havoc on area roads and mass transit Thursday.
The upper New York-bound levels of the George Washington Bridge have reopened following an accident involving two tractor-trailers Sunday.
The “Getting to the Game” website offers an interactive map showing real-time traffic delays in the area of MetLife Stadium. It also includes links to travel information from NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority.
There have been numerous accidents reported on the southbound lanes of the Palisades Parkway near the George Washington Bridge.
All east- and westbound lanes had been closed early Monday in the area due to a vehicle fire.
Everything you need to know about transit delays and cancellations due to the winter storm.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had to close two upper-level westbound lanes on Monday so crews could complete emergency repairs.