LINCOLN TUNNEL GRIDLOCK: Garbage Truck Comes Off Overpass, Lands On Route 495

New Jersey    One of the busiest traveling days of the year has become a nightmare after a garbage truck flipped over on a major highway.

A sanitation truck went out of control, crashed through guardrails and overturned in the westbound lanes of Route 495 in Union City on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash involving multiple vehicles happened shortly after 1:00 p.m. west of Pleasant Avenue in Weekhawken Twp.

Two people in the truck were taken to Jersey City Medical Center. There were multiple other injuries in the other vehicles.

Outbound Lincoln Tunnel traffic remains open, but westbound Route 495 is closed entering Union City and traffic is being diverted. Commuters are strongly encouraged to use the Holland Tunnel as an alternate route.

Due to the accident, all bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal is suspended until further notice.

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