Traffic on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge has come to a standstill after a crane collapsed around midday Tuesday, blocking all lanes.
@ThruwayTraffic: LOWER HUDSON VALLEY: Accident: in both directions on I-87 on TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE: All lanes blocked
NBC New York reported that three drivers and two workers were injured, but did not sustain serious injuries.
@rocklandgov: total of 5 people injured in #TappanZeeBridge crane collapse. 2 TZB workers, 3 drivers. No serious injures, #Rockland Ed Day says
Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the bridge will not be reopened until a structural inspection is completed in the next several hours.
@NYGovCuomo: We want to do structural inspection of the bridge. Until that is done, we're not comfortable reopening the bridge to traffic. (1 of 2)
@NYGovCuomo: The structural inspection should be done in several hours. We'll have an update when it is. (2 of 2)
He also said it wasn't immediately clear why the crane collapsed as it was performing a routine task when it happened. Cuomo said that an investigation is under way.
@NYGovCuomo: We do not know why the crane collapsed. It was a new crane performing a routine task. An investigation is underway.
Photos from the scene show debris scattered across the road.