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Williamsburg, NY - Billboard Collapse Halts Traffic on BQE

Published on: January 14, 2012 06:16 PM
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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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 Jan 14, 2012 at 06:47 PM Anonymous Says:

I heard this was an illegal billboard. We don't need these billboards anyway whether they have scantily clad people on them or pushing anything else.

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 Jan 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM Anonymous Says:

There are other dangerous signs along the BQE, notably one from the same frum 'charity' that saturates the airways 7 days a week 365 days a year. Perhaps they should remove their BQE sign.

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 Jan 15, 2012 at 01:37 AM hmmmm Says:

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Anonymous Says:

There are other dangerous signs along the BQE, notably one from the same frum 'charity' that saturates the airways 7 days a week 365 days a year. Perhaps they should remove their BQE sign.

I would call 311 if u feel that its dangerous. But shame on you , what's wrong with that FRUM charity? Go back into your hole.

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 Jan 15, 2012 at 04:45 AM MENYC Says:

It did not have any scantly clad ads. The report says it advertised the Mega Millions
Lottery.

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