16:54 GMT26 January 2021
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    Videos being posted to the Citizen app show a long line of cars shutting down all the southbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway connecting Manhattan and the Bronx.

    At least 27 vehicles crashed on New York City's Henry Hudson Parkway, north of Manhattan on Wendesday night, shutting down the bridge, six people were injured in chain-reaction crashes, the New York Post reported.

    The NYPD later issued a statement on Twitter saying that due to the collision the southbound lanes had been closed, asking drivers to avoid the area.

    Shortly after their first statement, the city's police department issued another message, stating that southbound lanes were open again.

    Local radio reported of the crash, providing a photo reportedly depicting the scene of the incident.

    New Yorkers themselves also posted a number of self-shot videos to the Citizen app, showing what appeared to be the outcome of the massive car crash on one of the city's major arteries. 

    Citing a statement by the FDNY, the newspaper reports that four of the injuries were considered serious, but not life threatening, while two were minor, and all of the victims had already been hospitalised.

    Meanwhile, on Twitter netizens have shared their experiences of the winter storm hitting the Big Apple.


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