Westbound LIE shut down in Jericho due to crash

Screen capture shows traffic backup on the Long

Screen capture shows traffic backup on the Long Island Expressway at exit 43. (Oct. 12, 2011) (Credit: DOT)

Authorities are urging drivers to find an alternate commuting route Wednesday morning as the westbound Long Island Expressway is shut down in Jericho for what police said is the investigation of a fatal auto accident.

The expressway is expected to remain closed throughout the morning rush hour. At 6:30 a.m. traffic was already backed up for miles east of Exit 41, Routes 106 and 107.

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