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Update: New Tappan Zee Bridge Reopens After Crash Causes Hours-Long Closure

Gridlock on southbound I-87 in Rockland early Friday morning. Photo Credit: NYSDOT
A look at the crash involving an overturned flatbed truck on southbound I-87 in Rockland just east of the span to the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo Credit: NYSDOT

This story has been updated.

The southbound lanes of the new Tappan Zee Bridge have reopened after a pre-dawn crash involving an overturned flatbed truck causes its closure for nearly four hours.

The pre-dawn crash occurred near Exit 11 near the span to the Westchester-bound bridge span. Traffic was at a standstill stretching back to Exit 14 (Spring Valley).

Motorists were advised to take the Bear Mountain Bridge or the George Washington Bridge until the crash scene was cleared just before 9 a.m.

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