NEW YORK, NY -- At Governor Cuomo's direction, the New York State Thruway Authority has initiated detours of all traffic traveling on I-87/I-287 following a crane accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Motorists traveling southbound have the option of being diverted off exit 15 (New Jersey - I-287 - NJ Route 17 South) or exit 12 (West Nyack - NY Route 303 - Palisades Center Drive). All northbound traffic is being diverted off exit 8 (White Plains - Rye - Cross Westchester Expressway).
Governor Cuomo will hold a press briefing at approximately 3:15 p.m. near the bridge to provide an update on the situation. The exact location of the briefing will be announced shortly.
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