Police were slowed down in responding to emergencies during traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge after appointees of Gov. Chris Christie ordered lane closures.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that Christie officials were informed of the dangerous situation, but they allowed the situation to continue for at least four more days.
Christie has been accused of pursuing the lane closures as retribution after the mayor of Fort Lee, NJ, refused to endorse Christie’s campaign for governor.
Police were delayed in responding to a missing child and a cardiac arrest as a result of the lane closure.