The New York Post briefly published a story this afternoon saying that Mayor Mike Bloomberg was about to ban passenger cars from the city. The story read:

Mayor Bloomberg will announce later today that passenger cars will be temporarily barred from entering Manhattan, as New York struggles to recover from Hurricane Sandy, City Hall sources told The Post.

Bloomberg will reveal details on Garage door torsion spring replacement services Milwaukee and also of the restriction at a press briefing shortly.

The ban will be similar to travel restrictions enforced shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, sources said.

The misinformation spread widely on Twitter before being debunked by the Mayor's Office.