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Multi-car pileup on Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
More than 30 cars pile up on Gowanus Multi-vehicle crash on Gowanus Expressway

At least 32 cars were involved in a crash Tuesday night along a stretch of the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.

Authorities say eight people suffered minor injuries in the chain-reaction pile-up around 8:20 p.m. near Sixth Avenue in Bay Ridge.

Officials did not say what triggered the accident, but icy road conditions were believed to be a factor.

The last car at the scene, a heavily-damaged BMW, was towed away around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Most drivers were struck in the front and back of their vehicles, caught in the middle of all the other cars.

The roadway was shut down for hours, but has since reopened. Still, drivers are urged to use caution in case icy conditions persist.

The Department of Sanitation is working to salt the highway.

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