NEW YORK (PIX11) – The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was shut down in both directions at exit 29 Wednesday morning due to an overturned truck that spread debris all over the road.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were closed for several hours. The shutdown caused delays on both the Long Island Expressway and the Gowanus Expressway during the morning rush-hour commute.
The eastbound lanes have since reopened. The westbound side remained closed until about noon when two of the three lanes reopened.
An overhead road sign appears to have been hit during the crash, video from AIR11 showed.
Fire officials said three people were injured.
A crash on the Manhattan-bound Robert F. Kennedy Bridge also added to the traffic backup in Queens.
Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.