The fire closed all lanes of the tunnel around 5 p.m

Flaming car shuts down Lincoln Tunnel

Flaming car shuts down Lincoln Tunnel Lincoln Tunnel (File)

NYC (Channel TT) : - A car burst into flames in the Lincoln Tunnel on Sunday evening, temporarily shutting the busy tunnel down in both directions.

The fire closed all lanes of the tunnel around 5 p.m., according to the city Office of Emergency Management.

The center tube was closed indefinitely as of 6:45 p.m. The two outer tubes were open.

There was about an hour delay into the tunnel shortly before 7 p.m. Buses headed to the Port Authority terminal were experiencing similar delays.