I-81 northbound closed north of Cortland, many cars off the road

I-81 northbound closed north of Cortland, many cars off the road
Vehicle pile up (Source: MGN)

TULLY, N.Y. (WWNY) - Areas in Onondagoa and Cortland Counties were getting beaten with snow and accidents Saturday.

News Channel 9 in Syracuse, WSYR-TV, reported that parts of Interstate 81 had to be shut down for a period of time due to so many vehicles off the road in Tully. They say many cars were in the median, stuck in snow.

The Cortland/Tompkins County Fire Wire also reported that I-81 was also busy between Homer and Preble, with about 40 cars off the road.

According to 511.org, all northbound lanes in the vicinity were closed as of 1 PM and were expected to be for hours. The interstate reopened around 5 PM.

Emergency units are responding to I 81 northbound between Homer and Preble for another reported multivehicle accident. Reported to be about 40 cars

Posted by Cortland/Tompkins Co. Fire Wire on Saturday, February 20, 2021

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