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Out cold: A tractor-trailer carrying dry ice flipped on a ramp connecting the Gowanus and Brooklyn–Queens expressways on Friday morning, injuring one.

The ice truck flippeth.

A tractor-trailer filled with dry ice flipped over on a ramp connecting the Gowanus and Brooklyn–Queens expressways on Friday morning, injuring one person, according to a Fire Department rep.

The big-rig overturned on the Exit 26 ramp, near Hamilton Avenue, at 3:45 am, blocking all Queens-bound traffic and causing major delays during the morning rush as officials worked to clear the vehicle, according to an NBC New York report.

Members of New York’s Bravest rushed to the scene to transport the injured person, whom the department spokesman couldn’t immediately identify as the truck driver or another bystander, to Methodist Hospital. Responders also drained the 18-wheeler of its remaining fuel as they worked to clear the scene, the Fire Department rep said.

Officials reopened the Queens-bound lanes on the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway roughly two hours after the incident, and police are now investigating the crash, the department spokesman said.

Posted 12:00 am, September 24, 2018
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