Crash on Major Deegan Expressway causes SB closure, miles of traffic

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NEW YORK — A multivehicle crash forced a portion of the southbound Major Deegan Expressway to fully close during rush-hour Friday morning, causing miles of traffic heading into the city.

Multiple vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash around 8 a.m., AIR11 showed. At least three fire tucks, an ambulance and tow truck were on scene.

The incident prompted a full closure of southbound lanes between Van Cortlandt Park and West 230th Street.

The crash was cleared before 9:30 a.m.

During the closure, vehicles could be seen slowly moving past the crash using the shoulder.

Traffic was backed up for miles at the time, AIR11 footage showed.