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.

Here’s another shot:


Giant Billboard Crashes Down On BQE Near Metropolitan Ave. In Williamsburg [Gothamist]