You are reading

Truck fire on Queensboro Bridge brings traffic delays

From twitter

From twitter (operator911@BUFF)

Sept. 2, 2013 Staff Report

A truck caught fire at around 10 am on the Queensboro Bridge this morning temporarily shutting down traffic on the lower level in both directions.

The FDNY has not yet determined what caused an 18-wheel truck to catch fire on the Manhattan-bound side of the bridge. There were no injuries from the blaze, which took place in the cab.

The flames were brought under control by firefighters in about 15 minutes. This is the second truck fire on the bridge in less than a month. On August 16, a truck caught fire on the bridge, sending out heavy smoke and stopping traffic for hours.

In this incident, the The Upper level was not affected and the Queens-bound lower level has reopened. The Manhattan-bound lower level, however, remains closed at this time.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Five Queens startups win $20,000 each in 2024 Tech + Innovation Challenge

May. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres

A diverse range of businesses, including a yoga studio, an olive oil distributor, a female health care provider, a sustainable mushroom farmer, and an AI-powered physical therapy service, have been named winners of the 2024 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (QTIC). Each winner will receive a $20,000 grant to support their business operations.

QBP Richards, advocates rally to demand Mayor Adams restore funding to City’s libraries

May. 17, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann

A rally was held at the Queens Public Library at Forest Hills on May 16, during which Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott, union reps and library advocates called on Mayor Eric Adams to reverse the proposed $58.3 million budget cuts to the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and the Queens Public Library (QBL) for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins on July 1, 2024.

Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina

Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE) grants.