Roadblocks in Leonia were still in place Friday morning, despite an objection from the state attorney general.

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Leonia’s Rush Hour Roadblocks Remain In Place Despite Objection From State AG

May 04, 2018 - 7:31 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Leonia officials recently closed off some streets to non-residents to keep drivers from using Waze shortcuts to get to the George Washington Bridge.

They shut down public streets, and the move may not have been entirely legal, but legal or not, a lot of locals like it because the 8,000 cars or trucks that used to pass through the neighborhood have pretty much disappeared.

"We feel the difference, as you can see it's totally empty, and it feels like home again," one man said.

The state is saying the policy may have to come to an end.

"The person who lives here knows what happens, the state doesn't. It works," another added.

The state attorney general is trying to put up a legal roadblock to Leonia's orange roadblocks. For now, the mayor says it will stay.

"I'm very concerned that the AG is clearly putting politics above public safety," Mayor Judah Zeigler said.

Most locals seem to love it, although a few did tell WINS' Montone that it's bad for business.