The FDR has been shut in both directions after a crane collapsed, and struck the side of a building. No one has been reported injured, and the building reportedly sustained only minor damage.
The FDR Drive has been shut in both directions after a crane, working on a nearby building, collapsed while raising a load.
The boom swung, hitting the side of the building and doing minor damage.
No was reported injured, and the FDR shut down as the crane was being lowered.
UPDATE : Crane collapse in Manhattan at 749 FDR Drive and Ave D; #NYPD has been requested to shut down traffic in both directions on the FDR in both directions while the crane gets lowered. pic.twitter.com/mPL46cwUii
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) July 30, 2019
Right now the FDR is closed in BOTH directions around East 6th Street in Manhattan because of an incident with a construction crane nearby.
Use alternate routes and avoid the area if you can. FDNY, OEM & Buildings Dept are on the ground to keep people safe and get this resolved. https://t.co/Fbhc9RuuHC
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 30, 2019