Debris shuts down northbound lanes of Tappan Zee Bridge overnight

Traffic was at a standstill for at least

Traffic was at a standstill for at least two hours due to scrap metal falling off a truck.

It was a traffic nightmare for drivers heading over the Tappan Zee Bridge toward Rockland County early this morning.

Cars and trucks were at a dead stop on the northbound side of the bridge for a couple hours overnight. The problems started when a truck hauling scrap or sheet metal began spilling debris that went all the way into New Jersey before the driver was stopped.

Some cars suffered...

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