8 injured in 30-car pileup on the Gowanus Expressway

The chain reaction crash happened in the eastbound lanes near the 6th Avenue exit.

The chain reaction crash happened in the eastbound lanes near the 6th Avenue exit. (12/18/13)

BROOKLYN - Traffic has returned to normal for the morning commute following a chain reaction crash on the Gowanus Expressway.

Authorities say that the massive pileup involved at least 30 vehicles in the eastbound lanes near the 6th Avenue exit at around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The accident caused severe delays, leaving traffic backed up for miles, and eight people suffered minor injures.

The cause of the crash remains unclear, but icy roads may have played a role.

For interview with driver involved in Gowanus pileup, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.
 

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