The Brooklyn Bridge saw long delays inbound after a crash knocked out two travel lanes Manhattan side just before 3 p.m. Only one lane was left open to drivers heading for the fireworks over the Hudson River.
“Traffic was practically at a standstill, travelling at an average of just 10mph,” says INRIX. “This caused long back ups on the EB Brooklyn Queens Expressway. A journey that should take a few minutes was taking about 45 minutes.”
The crash was cleared around 4:30 p.m.
Around 2 p.m. traffic started to slow along the EB FDR, with delays made worse by the crash on the Brooklyn Bridge. Traffic was also slow in Brooklyn after Flatbush Avenue was shut down between Atlantic Avenue and Grand Army Plaza because of a nasty crash just after 2 p.m.
It’s been good news on the rest of the bridges and river crossings, though, with no delays heading into the city.
Street closures are now being put in place for the July 4 celebrations and drivers should be aware roads will remain closed until the early hours of July 5th.
Drivers making their way into the City this morning were also caught out with delays after two nasty crashes.
“The SB I-95 in New Rochelle was closed for two hours from 6:20 a.m. and the SB Hutchinson River Parkway was closed at Weaver St/Cr-125/Exit 20 for almost four hours, with all lanes reopening before 2 p.m.” says INRIX.
New York is the fourth most congested city in the US, according to INRIX. Drivers can avoid getting stuck in a jam by downloading the free predictive traffic app, INRIX Traffic, and “never be late again”.
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Cat Kobylinski, INRIX