ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two government officials say the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel flooded by Sandy and one of New York City's last clogged arteries will soon open to all traffic.
The officials say Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make the announcement Tuesday afternoon that the tunnel recently renamed the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will reopen. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement was hours away.
The tunnel was among the most damaged by the superstorm. Cuomo will announce the opening time.
Cuomo said Sunday the tunnel would be open this week for rush-hour service for buses only.
Cuomo has used the tunnel repeatedly as an example of the severity of the storm. Now, it's a symbol of the city's recovery. He's making the announcement with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.