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BQE Billboard Collapse Shuts Down The Brooklyn Queensboro Expressway

01/13/2012 03:32 pm ET

A large billboard collapsed onto the Brooklyn Queensboro Expressway Friday afternoon, temporarily shutting down parts of the BQE.

The sign fell at the Metropolitan Avenue exit section of BQE onto a building at 421 Meeker. No injuries have been reported.

NYScanner says that the high winds are what toppled the billboard. A wind advisory is in effect Friday, with winds expected to reach 45 mph.

Expect heavy traffic delays in the area.

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