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Accident Causes Major Delays On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

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Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has reopened following an accident involving a tractor-trailer during the peak of the morning commute.

LINKS:  Traffic Report | LISTEN: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880

All eastbound lanes were closed down at 8:20 a.m. between Cadman Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge. Traffic started moving again around 10 :10 a.m. after the overturned tractor-trailer and debris were cleared from the road.

1010 WINS reports motorists had exited their vehicles at the height of the traffic mess to determine the cause of the back-up.

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