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Normal traffic resumes in Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel

Monday, December 10, 2012
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Traffic alert from Eyewitness News

Normal three-lane traffic is flowing in both directions in the tunnel connecting Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn for the first time since it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

The Hugh Carey Tunnel, formerly known as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, resumed normal operations Monday with the opening of three lanes heading into Manhattan during peak morning drive times.

Both tubes reopened around-the-clock to all vehicles except trucks on Nov. 19, but the traffic pattern has been restricted due to damage.

Millions of gallons of water flooded the tunnel during the storm. The water destroyed the circuit board that controls overhead traffic signals inside the tunnel.

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