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Debris Falls On Southern State Parkway

Accident on overpass causes stone to fall to the roadway


Debris rained down on the Southern State Parkway from an overpass Saturday.
Debris rained down on the Southern State Parkway from an overpass Saturday.

Massive concrete blocks knocked loose from an overpass have rained down on the Southern State Parkway in Wantagh, causing nearly a dozen cars to pile up and snarling traffic for hours.

New York State police say there were no major injuries in Saturday’s accident.

Trooper Christopher Nolan says the outcome could have been worse.


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He says some of the stones that fell from the Wantagh State Parkway overpass were estimated to weigh about 500 pounds.

Police say the debris was knocked loose from the overpass when a car struck the guardrail in an unrelated accident. Cars on Southern State Parkway swerved to avoid getting struck, and some collided.

Police say at least 10 cars were in the pileup.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press

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