NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An overturned tractor-trailer made a mess of the morning commute in Queens.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday on the Long Island Expressway between Main Street and Kissena Boulevard in Flushing.

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Police said the tractor-trailer jackknifed and flipped and some of the cars it was carrying toppled off and overturned. No other vehicles were involved, but at least one person was hurt.

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A car carrier flipped on the Long Island Expressway near Kissena Boulevard in Queens on Dec. 30, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

A car carrier flipped on the Long Island Expressway near Kissena Boulevard in Queens on Dec. 30, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

All eastbound lanes were closed for about two and a half hours but have since reopened. Westbound traffic was backed up.

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