FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Records show a northern New Jersey mayor pleaded for help in easing gridlock at the George Washington Bridge, a request made three years before two of the bridge’s approach lanes were suddenly blocked.
Citing documents it obtained from Fort Lee through a public-records request, The Bergen Record reports borough Mayor Mark Sokolich sought help in a letter sent to Bill Baroni in November 2010. Critics say that shows Gov. Chris Christie’s appointees at the authority knew of the borough’s sensitivities to congestion before they ordered the unannounced lane closures in September.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate