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Hugh Carey Tunnel reopens

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that both tubes of the Hugh Carey-Brooklyn Battery Tunnel would reopen in both directions beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday. 

Governor Cuomo said trucks are still banned from the tunnel until further notice. 

One tube was reopened to buses on November 12 and cars on November 13. Use of that tube was limited to peak morning and afternoon drive times.  

"While some off-peak closures may be necessary to continue making repairs, the good news is that this critical link between Brooklyn, Staten Island and lower Manhattan will once again be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Governor Cuomo said.  

The tunnel was flooded with corrosive, debris-laden seawater in each of its two tubes, causing wide-ranging damage to the tunnel's electrical, lighting, communications, surveillance and ventilation systems. The Carey Tunnel is the longest vehicular under-river crossing in North America, and water flooded more than a mile of its 9,000-foot length.

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