Friday, January 13, 2012

PHOTO'S:Giant Billboard Crashes Down On BQE Near Metropolitan Ave. In Williamsburg

A billboard on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Meeker Ave. and Metropolitan Ave. has collapsed and fallen onto the highway and street below. The billboard fell 200 feet, and is blocking off traffic on the BQE. The National Weather Service had issued a Wind Advisory for the tristate region this morning, with winds hitting up to 45 MPH. We'll update as we learn more information.

Authorities say the billboard, which is 200 x 300 feet, came downdue to those high winds at 412 Meeker Avenue. No injuries have been reported yet, but the Juan Zapil Car Wash is listed at that address as well. The BQE has now been closed by emergency workers.

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