standard De-Roofing on the Belt Starts a Traffic-Clogged Weekend

A truck lost its roof on the Belt Parkway (Photo via Garrett Fatone)

A truck lost its roof on the Belt Parkway (Photo via Garrett Fatone)

Good luck getting anywhere.

The start of the labor day weekend was met with significant delays on the Belt Parkway and FDR drive relating to traffic accidents.

In southern Brooklyn Friday morning, a vehicle struck the overpass of the Belt Parkway near Bay 16th Street, shearing the roof off the vehicle and leading to two lane closures (along with significant delays).

Apparently this type of incident is a recurring problem:

Later Friday afternoon, there were extensive delays on the FDR Drive in both directions due to a vehicle accident at East 6th Street.

The Department of transportation urged drivers to “consider alternate routes.”