All eastbound lanes on the expressway were closed at Country Club Road, creating a major backup around 3 p.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
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