Saturday, December 8, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan Shut Down Saturday Night -- Multiple Accidents

NYPD has shut down the Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge (on Saturday night, Dec. 8) due to one or possibly two accidents.

Avoid the area -- traffic is jammed for blocks. The BQE is also jammed in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brooklyn-bound lanes are moving OK.

At least one accident took place on the Manhattan side of the bridge. Rescue personnel were at the scene around 9:30 p.m. An ambulance apparently picked up one victim from the Brooklyn-bound side and took off along Adams Street, Brooklyn.

Police warned that a second accident may have occurred moments after the first and shut down the Manhattan side of the bridge to investigate.

UPDATE: An vehicle's operator is "in the roadway," according to NYPD at 9:45 p.m. Police vehicles appear to be trapped in the traffic jam.

UPDATE 2: A second ambulance has just left the bridge heading towards Brooklyn along Adams Street.

UPDATE 3: 10:13 p.m.: Traffic into Manhattan is not moving. Take the Manhattan or Williamsburgh Bridge, not the Brooklyn Bridge.

UPDATE: 10:20 p.m. Some cars have backed off the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan-bound side.

UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. Traffic still at a standstill heading towards Manhattan.

UPDATE: 11 p.m.  Worse than ever! The police closed one entrance ramp but it appears they overlooked the BQE. Cars are jamming in and trying to back out at the same time. Avoid the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge!

UPDATE: Final. Traffic cleared up hours later . . .

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Anonymous said...

Watching from our window. They haven't closed the on ramp so people keep flooding onto the bridge. Total cluster.

mcbrooklyn said...

The police closed one entrance ramp but it appears they overlooked the BQE. Some drivers are trying to back out. What a mess!