Christie slapped with suit over Bridgegate traffic jams

Christie slapped with suit over Bridgegate traffic jams

Six people who were snarled in “Bridgegate” traffic slapped Gov. Chris Christie, his top aide, and Port Authority officials with a lawsuit Thursday.

“This was just a reprehensible, outrageous situation caused by political motivation,” fumed Rosemarie Arnold, the attorney who filed the federal class action suit.

The six commuters, who are all from Bergen County, were “trapped on local roads” and were either late or missed work between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12 when Christie’s senior aide Bridget Anne Kelly conspired with a Port Authority official David Wildstein to shut down two of the three lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, the suit says.

Fort Lee resident Joy Galicki was headed to work in the Diamond District when she hit gridlock.

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