Cuomo Bridge reopens after chain-reaction crashes

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Several crashes in snowy weather forced the closure of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in Westchester on Wednesday morning.

About 25 vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash that started on the northbound side of I-87, which runs over the bridge, according to the New York State Police. A tractor-trailer was involved in the accident.

Vehicles hit the jersey barrier, pushing it into the left lane of the southbound side, causing more accidents, police said.

At least four people were hurt and taken to hospitals for treatment, police said. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.

The bridge later reopened, but the left lane in the northbound side and the left lane in the southbound sides remained closed Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Authorities said that commuters should expect traffic delays on I-87, the Henry Hudson Parkway, and the George Washington Bridge.

A fast-moving storm dropped snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the tri-state area on Wednesday.

The Cuomo Bridge replaced the aging and outdated Tappan Zee Bridge, which opened in 1955 and closed in 2017. The new bridge is single span at this time but a second span is set to open in June.