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Port Authority Wants To Know What You Think Of The Holland Tunnel Decorations

December 12, 2018 - 4:40 pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880/AP)  The placement of wreaths at the entrance of the Holland Tunnel into New York is causing some holiday angst.

Some motorists have complained that the wreaths -- two circular ones and another in the shape of a Christmas tree -- can trigger reactions among people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. 
The circular wreaths cover the tunnel signs "O'' and "U'' and the tree-shaped wreath covers the "N'' in "Holland.'' 

This awkward arrangement launched Cory Windelspecht on a crusade. He put out an online petition asking the Port Authority to move the tree over.

“I got a message from someone who says it irritates him and makes him so anxious that he’ll drive through the Lincoln Tunnel for the whole month of December just to avoid seeing it,” Windelspecht said.

A Change.org petition to switch the configuration has received nearly 1,300 supporters.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the tunnel, announced Wednesday it is conducting its own public poll.

People can voice their opinions through Sunday.
More than one million vehicles use the tunnel each month, according to Port Authority statistics.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)