Cell phone links disabled in New York tunnels

For those of you living and/or working in the NYC metro
area, Reuters reports that:


Cellular phone service has been shut off in four busy New
York commuter tunnels since last week's deadly blasts in
London, officials said on Monday.

No specific reason was given for the move but cell phones
have been used to trigger bombs in the past.

Cell phone service is disabled in the Holland and Lincoln
tunnels that connect Manhattan to New Jersey under the
Hudson River, the Midtown Tunnel to the city's Queens
borough and the Battery Tunnel to Brooklyn, officials said.

The move came immediately after the bombings in London on
Thursday, said a spokesman for the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey, which oversees operation of the
Lincoln and Holland tunnels.



- ferg