Icy Roads Blamed for 32-Car Pileup on Gowanus Expressway

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NEW YORK - JULY 08: Drivers wait in traffic during the afternoon commute July 8, 2009 in New York City. High gas prices and a struggling economy have helped to slightly ease rush hour commuting with the first two-year decline in nationwide traffic congestion since the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University began studying the issue in 1982. The average motorist spent 1.3 fewer hours in traffic in 2007 than in 2005, according to the institute. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/2009 Getty Images

New York City drivers are being warned to watch out for black ice during Wednesday morning's commute and an incident on Tuesday night underscores the importance of exercising caution. ABC New York reports that at least 32 cars were involved in a crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn around 8:20 p.m. Officials wouldn't give an official cause of the crash, but one driver involved in the accident said, "The road was just completely ice. Literally ice, like a skating rink." Nine people were hurt, but thankfully their injuries weren't life threatening.