Long Island Expressway Accident Causes Traffic Delays

By Tom Liddy on May 14, 2012 2:20pm | Updated on May 14, 2012 2:33pm

The LIE was partially closed in Queens on May 14, 2012, after an accident near Maurice Avenue.
The LIE was partially closed in Queens on May 14, 2012, after an accident near Maurice Avenue.
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QUEENS — Westbound lanes on the Long Island Expressway were partially closed Monday ahead of the evening rush after an accident on the highway, authorities said.

The city's Office of Emergency Management said that the westbound roadway was closed between Maurice and Greenpoint avenues after the accident around 2 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash or if there were injuries.

The lanes were reopened a short time later, but heavy delays were expected, OEM said.

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