An unauthorized tractor-trailer crashed into an overpass on the FDR this morning around 4:30 a.m., according to the Office of Emergency Management. The incident prompted a rush hour traffic jam on the FDR, with northbound lanes closed from 61st Street down to 34th Street.
From @wcb880 Chopper 880: Why tractor trailers are not allowed on the FDR Drive... NB lanes still closed at 34St... pic.twitter.com/OeyOjaZ3IF
— Tom Kaminski (@TomKaminskiWCBS) September 29, 2014
Tractor trailer trucks are not allowed on the lower level of this section of the FDR, according to an FDNY spokesman, who said no one was injured in the crash. A DOT spokesman
was unable to confirm the current traffic status now says that as of 9:45 a.m. the truck has been removed and all lanes have been reopened.
PIX 11 reports that the truck "hit about four overhead supports, gnarling its trailer. Heavy-duty trucks trying to clear the crash appeared to have backed up the tractor trailer, only to have the truck hit another support."
— Kaitlin Monte (@kaitlinmonte) September 29, 2014
TT struck overpass on the FDR pic.twitter.com/5yF9bVdijw
— Life Saver (@Willihock) September 29, 2014