Officials will close the lower level of the George Washington Bridge overnight this weekend while they hold an emergency drill involving local, state and federal law enforcement, the Port Authority said Thursday.
Commuters might notice smoke and emergency vehicles during the exercise, scheduled to run from 9 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday. All traffic will be detoured onto the GWB’s upper level throughout the drill.
“The exercise is part of the agency’s ongoing drills, which enable the Port Authority Police Department, agency personnel and other emergency responders to test and enhance response procedures,” the agency said.
Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County and Palisades Interstate Parkway police will join the FBI, NYPD, FDNY and state troopers in the drill, according to the Port Authority.