Community cries foul over Throgs Neck Expwy. traffic

Residents who live in the area around the Throgs Neck Expressway say the heavy traffic on the highway is making their neighborhood prone to dangerous accidents.

A few weeks ago, a tractor-trailer crashed into a tree along the expressway, sending a large branch flying onto the road. No one was hurt in the incident, but according to one family, the branch could have seriously damaged their house.

Neighbors say they have already reached out to their local elected officials in hopes of improving the dangerous traffic situation in the area.

A spokesperson for the State Department of Transportation was not immediately available for comment.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."