Monday, November 22, 2010

Plan for traffic

That was something that these kids and the adults driving them should have done, but wasn't something the other motorists in the area could have possibly done:
A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes.

The dancers drove about 1,000 miles so they could appear Wednesday on BET's live "106 & Park" show. But they hit traffic at the tunnel, which connects New Jersey and New York City and is just two miles from the TV studio.

The five young women and three young men decided to sprint the rest of the way. They left their adult chaperones behind and ran through the toll plaza.
When a bunch of people in camouflage go sprinting through a tunnel and a toll plaza, that raises a few eyebrows. A few police and counter-terrorism eyebrows, to be specific. And those raised eyebrows caused traffic to be shut down for 45 minutes.

They didn't make it in time to do their dance routine on the teevee, which is something that I'm sure all those drivers who got stuck in the tunnel just feel awful about.

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