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Truck crash closes southbound Northway lanes at Clifton Park

Truck crash closes southbound Northway lanes at Clifton Park

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CLIFTON PARK — A crash in Clifton Park snarled traffic on the Northway on Wednesday morning.

A truck towing a trailer with a boom lift struck the Sitterly Road overpass between Exit 9 and Exit 8A on the Northway at about 5:30 a.m. There were no injuries as a result of the accident. Police have not yet released the driver’s name or more information about the crash.

The southbound lanes of the Northway were closed between Exit 10 and Exit 8A, as was the Sitterly Road Bridge. Traffic was being diverted off the Northway onto Exit 10.

New York State Department of Transportation Region 1 Director Patrick Barnes said in a news release on Wednesday evening that inspectors evaluated the extent of the damage. DOT crews have begun installing temporary support structures to safely reopen two of the three southbound lanes on the Northway before Thursday’s morning rush hour.

DOT is evaluating options for a more permanent repair to the structure and the overpass will remain closed until further notice.

The southbound Northway lanes were opened only to passenger vehicles between Exit 10 and Exit 9. Trucks will be directed to detour at Exit 10, according to Barnes.

He said to better accommodate southbound traffic, the timing of traffic lights along Route 9 has been adjusted for motorists using this alternate route.

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