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Overturned tractor-trailer covers BQE with beer cans, prompting closure of all eastbound lanes

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BROOKLYN — An overturned tractor trailer covered the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with beer cans Monday morning and caused a traffic nightmare for some as all eastbound lanes remained closed for several hours.

The tractor-trailer flipped around 5 a.m. at Hamilton Avenue, where traffic was being diverted, and snarled the morning commute for hours.

It was removed from the roadway by 7:30 a.m., but all lanes remained closed until one was reopened around 9 a.m.

The trailer was transporting beer, and Air11 captured cans and cases strewn across the roadway after the crash.

What caused the tractor-trailer to flip was under investigation.