Left, westbound traffic on the Long Island Expressway is backed...

Left, westbound traffic on the Long Island Expressway is backed up at Exit 48; right, eastbound traffic on the Long Island Expressway is backed up at Exit 49. (Oct. 20, 2013) Credit: NYSDOT

An accident on the LIE eastbound from Exit 50 to 51 in Dix Hills involving multiple vehicles has been cleared and the roadway has been opened, according to Suffolk police and a state website.

Earlier, motorists heading westbound on the Long Island Expressway near exit 53 in Commack had encountered leftover delays from a police investigation of a multivehicle crash that has now been moved off the highway, Suffolk authorities said.

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