After nine months of investigating Chris Christie’s role in Bridgegate, the Justice Department has so far found no information that the New Jersey governor knew in advance or directed the closing of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, NBC 4 New York reported late Thursday. The officials said the probe is continuing and that no final determination has been made. Christie has maintained that he did not direct underlings to close lanes on the bridge in September 2013. A Christie staffer and political appointees worked together to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey. They allegedly did so to punish Fort Lee’s mayor for not endorsing Christie in last year’s gubernatorial election. In response to the report, Christie said on Friday: "I'm not surprised but you're always grateful to hear that, you know, the things that I said appear like they're going to be confirmed if these reports are accurate."