Multi-vehicle accident closes part of LIE at exit 57 during evening rush

An image from a traffic camera at Exit An image from a traffic camera at Exit 56 shows traffic backed up in the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway after a crash in Hauppauge. (Aug. 27, 2013) Photo Credit: NYSDOT

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An accident on the Long Island Expressway in Hauppauge closed two eastbound lanes for approximately two hours during the Tuesday evening rush hour, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident, reported at 5:39 p.m., involved multiple vehicles in the area of Exit 57, according to informny.com. The incident was resolved by 7:20 p.m.

Further details were not immediately available.

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