2 crashes snarl traffic for Lincoln Tunnel drivers

By the Associated Press | November 12, 2012 | 6:33 PM EST

Morning commuters exit the Lincoln Tunnel in New York, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, after the tunnel was closed after two buses collided near the tunnel in New Jersey, injuring about 20 people. (AP Photo/Audrius Juskelis)

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Traffic is back to normal at the Lincoln Tunnel after two separate crashes.

An eight-vehicle crash had closed an outbound tube of the tunnel at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

That was about two hours after the Port Authority reopened the tunnel after a morning crash involving two buses.

About 20 people were injured in that accident, including two people seriously.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Ron Marsico says five people were injured in the afternoon crash.