Insane Photos of the Super Bowl Traffic in New York and New Jersey
With the first "Mass Transit Super Bowl" taking place near New York — in East Rutherford, N.J. — traffic was inevitable. But even those accustomed to bumper-to-bumper terribleness just through the tunnel or over the bridge couldn't anticipate exactly how much of a clusterfuck the Super Bowl would be. Terrifying pictures and video have been flooding into Twitter not only showing the immense traffic around the stadium, but also the crowds in every New Jersey Transit stations. (The picture above? That's from the Secaucus station, courtesy of @darrenrovell.) In fact, the crowding has become so extreme, several fans have already collapsed while on their way to the game.
And those headed to the Super Bowl are hardly the only ones struggling with the gridiron traffic Sunday. The state Department of Transportation said travelers can expect heavy traffic on Routes 1 and 9, 3, 17, 21, 120, 495, and 46, along with Interstates 78, 80 and 95, the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, and all Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges and tunnels. So... regretting leaving your house, New Jersey-ites and New Yorkers?
Super Bowl organizers said they expected about 10,000 to 12,000 people to arrive to the stadium by train and another 30,000 to 40,000 by bus. Undoubtedly, those are huge numbers that do not make for fun travel times. As you can see below, one passenger had enough.
Here are some pics of the madness: