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September 18, 2018

Update: Multi-Vehicle Accident On I-81 in Jefferson County Closes Roadway


UPDATE 6 PM

All northbound lanes of I-81 have been re-opened in the Town of Ellisburg
following a multi-vehicle accident and heavy lake-effect snow.

Thirty-five vehicles and five tractor trailers were involved in a multi-vehicle
accident on I-81 in Town of Ellisburg.

All vehicles have been cleared from the roadway and no serious injuries are
reported at this time.

A makeshift shelter was set up at the Adams Fire Department and drivers and
passengers involved in the accident were transported from the scene to the fire
department.

EARLIER REPORT

All northbound lanes of I-81 are closed from Exit 37 (village of Sandy Creek) to Exit 40 (town of Ellisburg) due to heavy lake-effect snow.

State Police can confirm approximately 30 vehicles and four tractor trailers were involved in a multi-vehicle accident on I-81 in town of Ellisburg.

No serious injuries are reported at this time.

A makeshift shelter has been set up at the Adams Fire Department.

Drivers and passengers involved in the accident are being bussed from the scene to the fire department.

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