Update: Route 81 South Reopens After Multi-Vehicle Accident
The southbound lane of Interstate 81 was closed in the Adams - Adams Center area for more than an hour Thursday afternoon because of an accident involving several vehicles.
The road reopened at 5:30 pm, according to the Jefferson County Office of Fire and Emergency Management.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation said a Jeep rear-ended a snow plow.
The driver of the Jeep was taken to a Syracuse hospital with cuts to the face.
Four other vehicles had to swerve to avoid the crash.
As a result of the accident, Route 81 between Exits 41 and 42 was closed starting at 4 pm.
Rob Krone from 7 News Sports, on scene, said the accident was south of Michaels Road, toward Adams.
At the time of the accident, snow had been falling in the area at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour, said 7 News chief weathercaster John Kubis.