New York road tunnels to close amid hurricane threat

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, October 29, 2012 11:24 EDT
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NEW YORK — New York state authorities on Monday ordered the closure of two of three key Manhattan road tunnels because of the risk of floods from Hurricane Sandy.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Holland and Battery tunnels would close from 2:00 pm (1800 GMT). He told a press conference the predicted flood levels from the looming hurricane were “really extraordinary.”

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