FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The morning commute is off to a bad start following a fatal accident that has closed the upper level into New York City on the George Washington Bridge.
The Port Authority says that the trucks crashed shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Fire officials tell WNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/1lhffju ) that one person was pronounced dead at the scene and there may be additional people injured.
The Port Authority says several emergency crews have responded to the scene.
The eastbound lanes on the bridge's upper level remain closed. The span's other lanes are open, but trucks can't use them and drivers should expect delays around the Fort Lee toll plaza.
The crash could also cause problems for commuters who ride buses into Manhattan.
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