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State Police: Christie Didn't Fly Over Fort Lee During Lane Closures

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The New York Post on Monday reported that state lawmakers were seeking records of helicopter rides taken last year by the governor. According to the Post, lawmakers wanted to see if Christie passed near Fort Lee while flying back to Trenton following a 9/11 anniversary event at Ground Zero. The lane closures, which began on Sept. 9, caused a massive, multi-day traffic jam in Fort Lee.

The State Police on Tuesday released a statement concerning Christie's "helicopter travel during the week of September 8th, 2013." It rules out the possibility raised in the Post's story.

“None of the three flights transporting the governor during that week flew over, or close to either the George Washington Bridge or Fort Lee, including the flight on 9/11," the agency said.

(h/t Ted Mann)

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