We were taking photos of a flooded out fire station in Hoboken when we heard an announcer on the radio declare, "The 3-person rule is being strictly enforced on any crossing into Manhattan."
Luckily, there were three of us. Not so luckily, I live in Jersey. After some deliberation, we decided that I'd just head in with them and then head right back out on public transit.
Understandably, I was dubious about heading into the city unnecessarily, but I didn't want to leave my coworkers hanging.
We passed up the Lincoln Tunnel headed north, as the AP posted a story about long lines to get into Manhattan and frustrated people.
But when we got to the George Washington Bridge, we found a breezy, easy entrance into the city, and a nice little lady at the toll booth who explained to us, "the 3-person rule is only for certain crossings. The George Washington Bridge is not one of them."
In fact the George Washington Bridge is the only place where the 3-person rule is not in effect, according to CBS. The rule will be in effect on other bridges and tunnels until midnight tonight. Next week is to be determined.
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