Clean up of accidents on I81 South (with photos)

By Candace Chapman


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March 29, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM EDT

Whitney Point, NY (WBNG) Clean up of two separate accidents on Interstate 81 South was taking place Friday afternoon.

The New York Department of Transportation expected 81 south to be closed for several hours between Marathon and Whitney Point.

According to police on the scene, on accident occurred when a tractor trailer carrying cars rear ended a flat bed trailer on the interstate in Cortland County, near Marathon. The accident also caused a diesel fuel spill.

Traffic was detoured on Route 11 at Marathon.

The second accident involved one tractor trailer in Broome County near Whitney Point. A truck with an over-sized load heading north skidded into the median. It landed in the south bound lane.
The DOT said that accident scene had been cleared.

There were no reports of fatalities but the conditions of the drivers involved were not available.

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