394647 05: The New York City skyline without the World Trade Center spreads out across the horizon from the Brooklyn Bridge September 19, 2001 eight days after a terrorist attack levelled the twin towers. (Photo by Anibal Solimano/Getty Images)
Motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic have been restored in both directions on the Brooklyn Bridge after cops shut down the span earlier as a precaution while they investigated reports of a suspicious package.
The report came in at 9:38 a.m. Friday. Police say someone on the walkway saw a flashlight with copper wiring and called 911.
Gowanus is backed up all the way to the belt merge. Drivers are advised to take local streets as alternatives.