Car fire shuts down Holland Tunnel, fills it with smoke
A car became engulfed in flames as it drove through the Holland Tunnel Sunday night, shutting down traffic and filling the south tube with smoke.
The sedan, which was heading toward the city, caught fire around 9 p.m., the Port Authority said.
Authorities blocked all lanes going from New Jersey to lower Manhattan for roughly an hour, snagging weekend traffic returning to the Big Apple.
Dramatic video from inside the 1.6-mile tunnel shows flames shoot out of the sedan as a wall of dark, opaque smoke obscures the exit.
People stepped out of their cars — parked bumper to bumper on the road — to get a peek of the smoky scene as all visible traffic was stalled, another video shows.
The red and blue lights of an emergency vehicle bounced off the ceiling tiles of the tunnel, as first responders attempted to put out the fire, according to the footage.