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Queens-Midtown Tunnel reopens

A police car on the Long Island Expressway

A police car on the Long Island Expressway blocks access to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. (Nov. 1, 2012) Credit: Charles Eckert

NEW YORK - The Queens-Midtown Tunnel is open.

The reopening on Friday marked progress in the ongoing challenge to restore New York City transportation after the superstorm.

The tunnel was flooded by a storm surge. After it was pumped dry, workers had to repair damaged mechanical systems.

The tunnel under the East River is a major connection between midtown Manhattan and Queens.

It links Hunters Point in Long Island City and Murray Hill in Manhattan.

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, commonly known as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, is still out of commission.


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