Multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-89 south in Richmond due to icy conditions

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RICHMOND — A series of crashes involving multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, led to the closure of I-89 South near Richmond on the night of Nov. 28.

Vermont State Police reported to the scene at approximately 10 p.m. to find multiple vehicles halted in the right lane and one overturned on the roadside.

As the Trooper advanced towards the crash site at a reduced speed with emergency lights on, their vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer.

The collision caused the tractor-trailer to slide and strike another stopped car in the right lane.

Subsequently, it came to a halt, blocking both lanes of southbound traffic.

An additional vehicle then collided with the stationary tractor-trailer and veered into the median.

Icy road conditions were a contributing factor to the accidents, according to officials.

Despite the severity of the incident, no injuries were reported.

Several vehicles sustained damage, though the police cruiser involved in the initial rear-end collision was unharmed.

The southbound lanes of I-89 were closed for an hour and a half as emergency crews worked to clear the wreckage.

State plow trucks were dispatched to treat the icy road surfaces and facilitate the reopening of the highway.

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