Bronx River Parkway Partially Reopens After Icy 14-Car Pileup - NBC New York

Bronx River Parkway Partially Reopens After Icy 14-Car Pileup

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    Icy Conditions Cause 14-Car Pileup in Yonkers

    Icy conditions led to a massive 14-car pileup in Yonkers Sunday night, injuring 10 people and closing down a mile-long, southbound stretch of the Bronx River Parkway until Tuesday. Katherine Creag reports. (Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2016)

    Icy conditions led to a massive 14-car pileup in Yonkers Sunday night, injuring 10 people and closing down a mile-long, southbound stretch of the Bronx River Parkway for more than 12 hours.

    The cars crashed along the southbound side of the Bronx River Parkway where the highway merges with the Sprain Brook Parkway at about 8:45 p.m., authorities say. Cops got to the scene about 15 minutes later. 

    Very icy conditions have been blamed for the crash, which caused two- and three-car wrecks in clusters along the heavily-trafficked thruway. There were four crashes in all, made up of these smaller clusters. 

    Ten people were hurt in the multi-vehicle crash, all of them suffering minor injuries, according to police.

    One driver said that he saw the crashed cars ahead of him but was unable to stop because of the icy conditions. Other drivers echoed that sentiment, saying that they slid right into other cars. 

    An SUV was seen dangling off the edge of a bridge and another SUV had its entire front-end smashed in. 

    The parkway was closed from Scarsdale Road and Desmond Avenue for several hours, but one lane reopened Monday afternoon.

    The entire road should reopen sometime Tuesday, once repairs to the damaged guardrails and pavement are made.

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