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Port Authority Police Were Told Not To Reopen GW Bridge Lanes

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According to accounts given to the Record by the attorney representing the Port Authority police officers, Police Lt. Thomas “Chip” Michaels, who grew up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), gave the Port Authority orders on the lane closures on the very first day.

Several officers also heard gossip that the lane closures were part of a disagreement between Christie and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich.

Read the Record's full report on the police officers' account here.