Tractor-Trailer Carrying 20,000 Pounds of Dry Ice Flips on BQE, Snarling Traffic for Hours - NBC New York

Tractor-Trailer Carrying 20,000 Pounds of Dry Ice Flips on BQE, Snarling Traffic for Hours

The eastbound lanes reopened after about two hours with lingering delays

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    Truck Flip Shuts Down BQE Near Exit 26

    Chopper 4 over the scene of the truck crash on the BQE. (Published Friday, Sept. 21, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A tractor-trailer carrying 20K pounds of dry ice flipped over on the BQE early Friday, snarling traffic at the height of the morning rush

    • Chopper 4 over the scene showed the truck on its side as delays stretched past the Verrazano Bridge and into Staten Island

    • A cause of the accident is under investigation

    A tractor-trailer carrying 20,000 pounds of dry ice overturned on the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway, shutting part of it down and causing massive traffic congestion at the height of the Friday morning rush.

    The truck flipped right by Hamilton Avenue, which is by exit 26 right after the spilt to get to the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. All eastbound lanes were blocked.

    Chopper 4 over the scene showed the truck on its side as delays stretched past the Verrazano Bridge and into Staten Island. Those commuters were urged to go through New Jersey. 

    The eastbound lanes reopened after about two hours with lingering delays. No injuries were reported; a cause of the accident is under investigation. 

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