January 31, 2022 – Manhattan,NY: A traffic alert was issued just after 3:15 a.m. for a section of the FDR Drive southbound at East 96th Street, after a semi-trailer truck struck the overpass inside of the tunnel.
The collision blocked all lanes of traffic and caused major delays with vehicles backed up past the Triborough Bridge. Emergency crews cleared debris strewn across the roadway for several hours.
Vehicles could be seen slowly making their way around the damaged trailer and debris. The semi-trailer that collided with the overpass should not have been operating inside of the FDR due to low overpass restrictions.
One vehicle owner had their windshield smashed by falling debris. No injuries were reported, said police.
NYPD diverted all traffic off the FDR south at E92 street at the start of massive traffic delays around 3:45 a.m. that continued past 7 a.m. until the trailer was cleared off the FDR.
Video by Daniel Valls (FreedomNews.TV)