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For Immediate Release: 7/19/2016
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES DETOURS FOLLOWING CRANE ACCIDENT ON TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE

At Governor Cuomo's direction, the New York State Thruway Authority has initiated a detour of all traffic traveling on I-87/I-287 following a crane accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Motorists traveling southbound are being diverted off exit 12 (West Nyack - NY Route 303 - Palisades Center Drive). All northbound traffic is being diverted off exit 8 (White Plains - Rye - Cross Westchester Expressway).

Governor Cuomo will hold a press briefing at approximately 3:15 p.m. near the bridge to provide an update on the situation. The exact location of the briefing will be announced shortly. 

For real time traffic updates, motorists should follow @ThruwayTraffic on Twitter.

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