QUEENS — Commuters faced miles of backup on the Van Wyck Expressway during Friday rush hour after a snow plow and tractor-trailer appeared to crash, causing the second vehicle to overturn.
The overturned tractor-trailer blocked two lanes on the southbound side near Roosevelt Avenue, and the snow plow appeared to be stuck on the barrier dividing the roadway.
Several police and fire officials were working to clear the messy scene as of 6:15 a.m. Three hours later, lanes were still blocked, with one open in each direction and heavy delays continuing.
During rush hour, AIT11 showed the northbound side jammed for miles, with bumper -to-bumper traffic at least to Kew Gardens.
Queens-bound commuters can transfer to the Throggs Neck Bridge.