HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities will re-open the Cross-Harbor Tunnel on Wednesday morning, a senior official said, restoring a major transit link connecting two sides of the city.
The tunnel, which links Hong Kong island to the Kowloon peninsula, was shut after protesters occupied a nearby university campus last week, fighting fiery battles with police.
Chief secretary Matthew Cheung said on Tuesday the violence had left the tunnel looking like a “war-zone”, with fire hydrants and toll booths damaged.
Hundreds of government staff and contractors have spent several days clearing the site, he said.
Reporting by Poppy Elena McPherson; Editing by Kim Coghill