GWB Lane Closure Controversy - My9 New Jersey

GWB Lane Closure Controversy

Posted: Updated:
Fort Lee, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Controversy continues surrounding the recent unexpected and unannounced lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that impacted thousands of drivers trying to get to work.

Senator Loretta Weinberg led the charge yesterday at a Port Authority event to try and get some answers regarding these closures.

“Did somebody use the George Washington Bridge for some petty political reason? Maybe it’s just because the Mayor’s a pain in the rear-end to them because he represents Fort Lee which is the town that leads into the George Washington Bridge so there are a lot of unanswered questions,” Weinberg said.

Since the beginning Weinberg has blamed the closures on the Chris Christie reelection campaign and claimed that this all went down as political retribution for the Mayor of Fort Lee not supporting the Governor.

She agrees that this may sound crazy, but since there is no other explanation, retaliation is a definite possibility. At first, officials were claiming that the closures were a result of a “traffic study” but weeks later, Port Authority Directors won’t confirm or deny if that was in fact the case. In fact, the event brought back no new information about the closures and people left angry that they are still in the dark.

After the question and answer portion of the event Weinberg confronted the Port Authorities Executive Director and asked for a timeline as to when her requests will be answered and he wasn’t able to give her that information.

Senator Weinberg has introduced legislation that would give the assembly and the legislators subpoena power over the Port Authority to get more information on this situation.

Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!


  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup

    High Fructose Corn Syrup

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:41:55 GMT
    A sweetener cheaper than sugar but just as sweet is now in many food and drink products at the grocery store.  It's called high fructose corn syrup.  Some nutritionists, like dietician Dawn Sharp, claim it’s pretty bad for you.
    A sweetener cheaper than sugar but just as sweet is now in many food and drink products at the grocery store.  It's called high fructose corn syrup.  Some nutritionists, like dietician Dawn Sharp, claim it’s pretty bad for you.
  • Firefighter accused of driving truck while drunk

    Firefighter accused of driving truck while drunk

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:27:14 GMT
    The town of Elmwood Park relies on about 75 to 100 volunteer firefighters for emergencies.  Russell Fenn, IV is one of those volunteer firefighters. He was driving the department’s only ladder truck and crashed it into utility poles.  Police charged Fenn with driving under the influence and said that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
    The town of Elmwood Park relies on about 75 to 100 volunteer firefighters for emergencies.  Russell Fenn, IV is one of those volunteer firefighters. He was driving the department’s only ladder truck and crashed it into utility poles.  Police charged Fenn with driving under the influence and said that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
  • WWOR's "Chasing New Jersey" Gets State Recognition

    WWOR's "Chasing New Jersey" Gets State Recognition

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:53:15 GMT
    Chasing New JerseyChasing New Jersey
    New Jersey’s General Assembly honored WWOR’s Chasing New Jersey on the occasion of its 200th episode, which aired April 11, 2014, TV News Check reported.
    New Jersey’s General Assembly honored WWOR’s Chasing New Jersey on the occasion of its 200th episode, which aired April 11, 2014, TV News Check reported.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices