Monday night rush-hour traffic was backed up to the George Washington Bridge.
The crack in the pipe, which connects basins at the median to the right shoulder, created a hole between the two left lanes.
Drivers were urged to take alternate routes.
At least two lanes of westbound Route 80 in Woodland Park were compromised.
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