Multiple media outlets are reporting a serious collapse of the facade wall on the walkway to the Brooklyn Bridge at Washington and Prospect Streets.
From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The collapse, which injured two pedestrians, took place in the middle of a wild storm which brought hundreds of explosive lightening (sic) strikes and flooding to the area.
The report came in to 9-1-1 at 7:42 p.m
News 12 Brooklyn’s Allison Papson posted updated information about injuries:
5 people injured after a facade wall of the Brooklyn Bridge collapsed. #FDNY pic.twitter.com/c3DjI9eB2z
— Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) July 3, 2014
At last report, Cadman Plaza West was closed to traffic and the area cordoned off.
Update: Crews worked all night and all streets are open.
CBS NY reports that 5 people were taken to Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries.