Wind Blew a Billboard Down on the BQE Today
It's windy out there, be careful! So windy that on the way into work we almost blew across the street. So windy that a billboard on the BQE between Meeker and Metropolitan plummeted 200 feet to the ground below, blocking traffic and effectively closing the BQE for a period this afternoon.
The New York Times is reporting that the BQE is now partially reopened, and that the billboard's fall caused a partial building collapse in Williamsburg. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
Along with a wind advisory (beware of "strong winds that may be causing power outages") we've been hearing reports of snow flurries in the area. Stay grounded, warm, and away from falling billboards.
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