Commuters battle traffic from the Bronx to city to due to heightened security
It was a slow go Monday for Bronx commuters trying to get to the city. That's because a new terror warning has prompted an increase in security at area bridges, tunnels and certain roads.
On Sunday, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge announced the nation's threat level had been raised after receiving information that financial centers including the New York Stock Exchange, the Citycorp Buildings as well as areas in northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. were possible terror targets.
Residents in the Bronx have mixed reactions to what's happening. Some feel although it's frustrating, the increased security is important. Others are angry over the inconvenience and the fact that this is how they have to live.
Meantime, Mayor Bloomberg is urging all New Yorkers to show up for work and not be worried. He says the city is deploying all the resources it can.
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