At least a dozen vehicles reported flat tires after hitting a sizeable pothole. It happened at around 8:30 p.m.
Two eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were set to shut down Monday night, as state Department of Transportation crews began a resurfacing project.
More than 2,000 New York state bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, have been deemed structurally deficient and in dire need of repairs by the federal government.
“There’s [a] tremendous amount of accidents. It’s from five to 30 accidents there than any other area,” Maloney said.