George Washington Bridge to Close
Speed restriction in place because of high winds.
The George Washington Bridge will close at 7 p.m. Monday, officials have announced.
High winds brought on by Hurricane Sandy led the Port Authority to issue a 35 mph speed restriction for the bridge, the agency said. Bergen County is under a high wind warning, with gusts possibly reaching 80 mph.
The Holland Tunnel was already ordered closed. The Lincoln Tunnel remained open Monday afternoon.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit New Jersey Monday evening and continuing slamming the region overnight.
"The agency reminds travelers to check http://www.panynj.gov/ for updated information about PATH, the airports, the tunnels and bridges, and all other Port Authority facilities," the Port Authority said in a news release.