Williamsburg, NY - Billboard Collapse Halts Traffic on BQE
Williamsburg, NY - Authorities say strong winds may have helped topple a giant billboard onto a busy expressway in Brooklyn, tying up traffic for hours as emergency responders brought in a crane to remove it.
WCBS-TV was reporting Friday that the 20-foot by 60-foot billboard in Greenpoint fell on the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Fire Department of New York Chief Robert Strong tells the television station that the wind was a factor.
But he says they don’t know the exact cause yet.
The FDNY says a crane was being brought over to try to remove the billboard.
Two lanes of the heavily traveled expressway were blocked as authorities investigated and tried to clean up the mess.
The National Weather Service advised that winds up to 50 mph could blow through the city.
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