Trash hauler overturns, spilling garbage on BQE

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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A messy crash has shuttered a portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Tuesday morning after a tractor trailer overturned and spilled debris on the roadway.

It happened about 5:30 a.m. on the eastbound BQE at Exit 29B/Tillary Street. The right lane and on-ramp are blocked with emergency vehicles, according to aerial footage of the scene.

Traffic is jammed back to the Gowanus and toward Staten Island.

Drivers can take the FDR or Third Avenue through Brooklyn to get into the city.

Dump trucks are on the scene scooping up the debris. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

(Photo: Air 11)

(Photo: Air 11)

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