Mid-Hudson Bridge Closed To All Traffic ‘Until Further Notice’
Update: Just before 10:30 a.m. officials announced the bridge reopened. The original article is below
The Mid-Hudson Bridge is currently closed to all traffic "until further notice." Drivers during the Wednesday morning commute are told to seek other alternatives.
Traffic reporter Nancy Remy tells us it's a "bad accident" on the bridge adding the "jam up" is "pretty extensive" and warns drivers to "stay clear" of the area.
On Wednesday just after 7 a.m., the New York State Bridge Authority confirmed the Mid-Hudson Bridge is closed. All lanes of traffic were stopped due to an accident on the east end of the bridge, officials say. Officials warned all to expect delays in the area including in the Town of Lloyd and Poughkeepsie.
Mid-Hudson Bridge in New York Closed To All Traffic in Ulster, Dutchess Counties
"Mid-Hudson Bridge: East End accident, all lanes of traffic. Traffic (is) currently stopped (in) both directions. Expect delays," New York State Bridge Authority wrote on Facebook.
Mid-Hudson Bridge: East End accident, all lanes of traffic. Traffic currently stopped both directions. Expect delays.
Five minutes later the New York State Bridge Authority announced the bridge is currently blocked to all traffic due to an accident on the east end. Again, officials told drivers to expect delays and seek alternative routes.
"Mid-Hudson Bridge: Bridge currently blocked to all traffic due to East End accident, expect delays, seek (an) alternative route," the New York State Bridge Authority wrote in an updated Facebook post.
Accident in Dutchess County Closes Mid-Hudson Bridge
The Town of Lloyd Police Department also confirmed the bridge is closed due to an accident on the Dutchess County side of the bridge.
"Mid-Hudson Bridge CLOSED until further notice due to a motor vehicle accident on the Dutchess side of the bridge," the Town of Lloyd Police Department wrote on Facebook just before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Around 8:45 a.m. the New York State Bridge Authority once again said to expect delays and seek other routes.
"The New York State Bridge Authority advises motorists to avoid the Mid-Hudson Bridge and to seek alternate routes. There is no access to westbound or eastbound travel. We will advise you as soon as traffic resumes," New York State Bridge Authority wrote around 8:45 a.m.
At 9 a.m., traffic reporter Nancy Remy told us the closure is expected to last "a while longer" adding it's now "an accident investigation." She also told us, that while unconfirmed at this time, it appears the accident occurred during a police chase.
Kevin Ruby shared photos on Facebook of the accident. The photos appear to show the accident involving two vehicles and a motorcycle.
Don't try to cross Mid- Hudson Bridge for the next few hours.
On Thursday, police confirmed four people were injured and one person was arrested. CLICK HERE to find out more.