Truck overturns at Lincoln Tunnel, snarling holiday traffic in New York and New Jersey

At least 12 people were injured when a sanitation truck toppled off an overpass onto Route 495 westbound shortly after 1 p.m., authorities said.
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An overturned truck in Union City near the Lincoln Tunnel is causing traffic delays in New York and New Jersey.WNBC

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By Janelle Griffith

A garbage truck rolled off an overpass onto Route 495 in Union City, New Jersey, on Wednesday, injuring 12 people and causing major traffic delays near the Lincoln Tunnel.

The 12 individuals were taken to hospitals and are all in stable condition, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, whose regional collision unit is investigating the crash.

The Union City Department of Public Works truck toppled off the Palisade Avenue overpass onto Route 495 westbound shortly after 1 p.m., authorities said. When the truck rolled off the overpass, it rammed into several cars, NBC New York reported.

Hoboken Chief of Police Ken Ferrante tweeted, "Due to major traffic crash on Route 495 in Union City, 495 is closed in both directions until further notice. Expect heavy delays in the north end of ⁦‪@CityofHoboken‬⁩ on the heaviest travel day of the summer. ⁦‪@HobokenPD‬⁩ Traffic bureau is heading to north end to start traffic duty."

Bus service from the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City was suspended for part of the rush hour commute. Service resumed shortly after 5 p.m. with 45-minute delays.

NJ Transit says it is cross-honoring on bus passes at NJ Transit rail, New York Waterway and PATH at Hoboken, Journal Square and 33rd Street.