A car fire shut down all Manhattan bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge around 4pm Sunday afternoon. Writer Peter Hyman snapped a few photos and published this report:
PD Hyman: Today at 4:20 p.m. my wife looked out our window and said, “Oh, gosh, there’s a car on fire on the bridge.” This isn’t the kind of thing she says often, so, naturally, I grabbed my camera.
But by the time I finished fishing around for the right lens, the bright orange flames had been extinguished (thanks NYFD!). However, a thick steam of white smoke continued to pour out of the hapless vehicle, which was on the Brooklyn side of the bridge, heading for Manhattan.
Needless to say all Manhattan-bound traffic was halted. Eventually those who’d been waiting made u-turns and drove the wrong way, back toward Brooklyn.
Based on what I saw all passengers in the vehicle had been safely removed. No word as whether or not the fire had anything to do with setting the clocks ahead an hour…