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Tractor-trailer strikes Brooklyn overpass, forcing Queens-bound Jackie Robinson Parkway closure

Posted at 9:46 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 10:23:44-05

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn — A tractor-trailer struck an overpass Wednesday morning, prompting a full closure of Queens-bound Jackie Robinson Parkway in the area, according to the NYPD.

The tractor-trailer, emblazoned with a Landstar logo, struck the overpass sometime before 9:30 a.m., according to NYPD tweets.

The crash occurred at Jackie Robinson Parkway near Pennsylvania Avenue, and left a portion of the truck severely dented.

Fire trucks, police, and at least a dozen officials were on scene.

The incident forced the closure of all eastbound lanes for an unknown length of time.