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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT THE HOLLAND TUNNEL ON SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Date: Mar 27, 2019
Press Release Number: 45-2019

Tunnel’s South Tube into New York will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. Sunday;

North Tube into New Jersey will remain open;

Residents and motorist may notice simulated smoke and numerous emergency vehicles in and around the tunnel


The Port Authority will stage an emergency response exercise at the Holland Tunnel from midnight to 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. The exercise will require the tunnel’s South Tube into New York to be closed during the drill, and travelers heading into New York are advised to use the Lincoln Tunnel as an alternate. The North Tube into New Jersey will remain open throughout the drill. The public also may notice simulated smoke and numerous emergency vehicles around the tunnel during the exercise.

The exercise will test the tunnel’s emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling personnel and local emergency organizations to train together and validate response procedures.

The exercise will include members of the Port Authority Police Department along with regional and local partners, including first responders from Jersey City.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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