Although it usually takes a lot to rattle a New Yorker, commuters traveling through the Lincoln Tunnel earlier this week found themselves fearing for their lives when it began filling with water. The tunnel, which connects Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, takes commuters under the Hudson River. So when motorists saw a deluge of water rapidly filling the tunnel, a number of them naturally assumed the river had breached the mile-and-a-half-long passageway. In one of several tweets posted by worried drivers, one wrote, "The Lincoln tunnel flooding was one of my greatest fears as a child -- the whole thing is underwater." However, it wasn't quite that dramatic, according to Port Authority officials. A water main had ruptured in the tunnel's center tube, they say. Once it was repaired, a crew pumped out the extra water without incident, leaving the integrity of the 80-year-old tunnel intact.