Accident Causes Massive Delays on NYC-Bound LIE

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:02 PM EDT
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident Snarls NYC-Bound LIE

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The fire chief said the pressure-treated deck seemed to be built to standards.

An overnight accident left morning rush-hour traffic backed up for miles on the westbound Long Island Expressway.     

Newsday says police described it as a fatal accident, but had no further details.

Police said the expressway around Exit 41 in Jericho was expected to remain closed throughout the morning rush hour.     

The accident occurred around 3 a.m. Wednesday.     

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