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Verrazzano Bridge upper level to Brooklyn closed after truck collision

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 19:02:57-05

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn-bound upper level of the Verrazzano Bridge was closed Thursday morning after a collision between two trucks on the bridge, causing extensive traffic delays for commuters trying to use the bridge to get to Brooklyn.

AIR11 was over the scene after a container truck apparently slammed into the back of a tanker truck, compressing and snarling the cab of the container truck.

The crash has resulted in heavy traffic on the Staten Island Expressway heading toward the bridge, with traffic stopped all the way back toward the West Shore Expressway.

There was a heavy emergency response and a tow truck was on scene to help clear the bridge after the crash.

One lane on the Staten Island-bound side of the bridge's upper level was also blocked due to the collision.

No injuries have been reported at this time.