JAY — A road was closed near Jay last week due to a number of vehicles getting stuck on the road.
Authorities say they began receiving reports of vehicles slide-offs, stuck vehicles, and disabled motorists on Vermont Route 242 in the area of Jay Peak at around 7:00 p.m. on December 23.
Police say at least five 911 calls came in from stranded motorists.
A traffic alert was issued and any motorists who were able were asked to turn around and travel back down the mountain as the road was impassable.
With the assistance of VTRANS maintenance crews and from several local towing and recovery services including B&B Towing and Recover, Rays Auto Services, and Grenier’s Truck Shop, the road was cleared and all affected vehicles ultimately removed or assisted back onto the road.
Police say no injuries or property damage were reported during this incident.
The road was closed from around 7:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m.