Weather blamed as Thruway remains closed from 39-41

The weather is being blamed as the Thruway remains shut down between exits 39 and 41 to westbound traffic. Traffic is being diverted off exit 39 until they reach exit 41. Whiteout conditions were to blame for multiple accidents on the Thruway, and at least one major accident that involved multiple tractor-trailers and cars. State police say that the accident sent at least one persont to the hospital and involved one serious physical injury. Police are also investigating a number of other accidents that occured within the same stretch of the Thruway, in the Weedsport area.

Those traveling from the east should expect to be diverted off of the New York State Thruway until they reach exit 41 where motorists should be able to return. Authorities point out that the accident happened around milepost 304.

Motorists traveling through the area should exercise extreme caution, as Lake Effect Snow Warning’s have been posted all along the New York State Thruway corridor. It remains unclear how long the Thruway will remain closed. Stay tuned to FingerLakes1.com for more information as details become available.

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