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Crash shuts down I-81 in both directions in NY

Posted at: 02/01/2013 2:39 PM
Updated at: 02/01/2013 4:11 PM
By: Associated Press

Authorities say Interstate 81 is open again in both directions after being closed by a string of accidents just south of Syracuse.
    
State police say the wrecks happened during a lake-effect snow storm Friday morning in I-81's northbound lanes in the Onondaga County town of Tully, on the Cortland County line 10 miles south of Syracuse.
    
Troopers tell the Syracuse Post-Standard that at least six tractor-trailers and four cars were involved. They say the only injury known so far is a person reporting chest pain.
    
Lake-effect snow and high winds have been hitting central New York since Thursday, with more than 20 inches of snow reported in some areas north of Syracuse.