As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, authorities advise all citizens to be extra vigilant in their personal and community security. On Thursday, US officials were following a “credible but unconfirmed threat” involving the use of trucks laden with bombs on bridges and tunnels in New York or Washington. Authorities in New York and DC are beefing up security at bridges and tunnels, setting up vehicle checkpoints, performing bomb sweeps, and towing illegally-parked cars. Expect to see an increase in security forces at Grand Central Terminal, Pennsylvania Station, and Times Square. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was also at a heightened state of alert Friday, increasing vehicle checks at all crossings, increasing police presence at all facilities, and increasing bag checks at the airports, bus and rail terminals. These security measures will likely impact traffic as authorities diligently work to ensure domestic protection.
Transit into the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island are currently reporting delays.
Odyssey will monitor conditions closely and advise of any updates.