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Truck accident on BQE causes massive delays

Posted at 6:16 AM, Apr 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-02 09:04:29-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) —  A tractor trailer overturned under the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning, crushing a car into the divider and causing a traffic nightmare on the BQE and Gowanus Expressway.

The accident happened on the BQ.E at Atlantic Ave. at about 4:45 a.m.

All eastbound lanes are closed. One westbound lane is closed.

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The Gowanus Expressway is closed eastbound and traffic is being directed off at 38th Street.

This is causing major delays through Brooklyn, Staten Island, and even New Jersey.

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is also closed.

Anyone traveling into the city should take Flatbush Ave. towards the bridges.

It will take a while before traffic will begin moving again.