(East Farmingdale, NY) Commuters faced delays both ways on the Long Island Expressway on Friday, after a truck smashed into an sign bridge on the eastbound side near exit 48, Round Swamp Road. At times during the early morning commute on Friday only the right and center lanes were open on the eastbound side passing Round Swamp Road. Commuters heading westbound also faced delays due to rubbernecking. The New York State Department of Transportation said that the crash involved a boom trucks, boom, which came loose and hit a metal sign structure over the LIE causing part of the sign structure to crash onto the truck and roadway. Suffolk Police say the accident happened at approximately, 5:30am. Five hours later, the clean up is still ongoing.
Photo: Crews continue to make repairs and clean up an earlier accident on the Long Island Expressway eastbound near exit 48 Round Swamp Road on January 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the New York State Department of Transportation/INFORM (Brett Levine).