Update: LIE Reopened After Dumptruck Overturns

All lanes reopened after morning accident.

All lanes of the Long Island Expressway are now open after an overturned dumptruck filled with dirt caused complete eastbound closures Monday.

Police reported that all lanes had been shut in the Exit 41 area of the LIE in Jericho at 10:22 a.m. A dumptruck filled with dirt had overturned in the HOV lanes of the expressway, sending debris across the lanes, cops said.

The area was closed as crews cleaned the roadway, which police said could take an extended amount of time.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

As of 11 a.m., there were wajor delays in both directions of the LIE between Post Road in Westbury and South Oyster Bay Road in Syosset, according to the Patch live traffic map.

Police reported all lanes had reopened at 1 p.m.

Patch will update as more information is available.

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Bev Macuk March 11, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Heather Doyle March 11, 2013 at 05:06 PM
All lanes are officially reopened, police just confirmed.
Jim Burdge March 11, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Why is it that this happens often between exits 43 & 46 since the LIE widening and HOV lane completion? Do some truckers just floor it when they hit that section?
DDB March 11, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Saw a few pics and this one looks like he took the entrance ramp too fast.


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