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GWB Traffic Flowing After Deadly Tractor Trailer Wreck

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Traffic on the George Washington Bridge is once again flowing after a deadly crash early Thursday morning shut down the Manhattan-bound upper level.

All lanes were reopened by noon after a rear end collision just before 2:30 a.m. left one driver dead.

The lanes were closed for nearly nine hours as police dealt with a crash between two tractor trailers.

Police say one truck was carrying poultry while the other carried appliances. It's still not clear which driver rear ended the other.

"These were fully loaded, 53-foot trailers on tractors. Not easy vehicles to move. And the nature of the accident also - was the fact that the second tractor trailer went under the first tractor trailer and they became lodged together. We need to bring in some extra heavy equipment to make sure they we could get those vehicles separated," said Port Authority Police Captain Ron Shindel.

The other driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The lower level and all westbound lanes were open during the investigation.

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