Shirtless climber stops traffic on George Washington Bridge

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FORT LEE, N.J. (WPIX) — All lanes in both directions on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge were closed because of a climber on the bridge Friday morning, a Port Authority Police spokesman said.

A shirtless man climbed the New Jersey tower on the bridge, officials said. Police took him into custody around 9 a.m. at the top of the tower.

Commuters should expect extensive delays in both directions. All bridge lanes were open as of about 9:50 a.m. New York bound drivers on the upper level are being advised to expect delays of up to 90 minutes as of 9:40 a.m.

This was the second time this week an intruder on the bridge caused delays. Nearly a dozen protestors were on the bridge's upper lanes Wednesday morning. The protestor's chained themselves together.

The GWB, which connects New York and New Jersey, is the busiest bridge in the U.S.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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All lanes in both directions on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge were closed because of a climber on the bridge Friday morning.
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