An auto accident leads to a car on fire on the Belt Parkway this afternoon causing major traffic delays. FDNY is currently on the scene.
Update: A car flipped over on the westbound side of the Belt Parkway next to Coney Island Hospital.
The Belt System is a series of connected limited-access highways that form a belt-like circle around the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The system comprises four officially separate parkways; however, three of the four are signed as the Belt Parkway. The three parkways that make up the signed Belt Parkway—the Shore Parkway, the Southern Parkway (not to be confused with the Southern State Parkway), and the Laurelton Parkway—are a combined 25.29 miles (40.70 km) in length.