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Simultaneous crashes on Route 17 eastbound, westbound in Broome County

VESTAL (WBNG) — A crash on Route 17 eastbound near Vestal caused traffic backups Friday afternoon.

According to the Broome County 911 dispatch center, one lane remained closed just west of Exit 67 as of 5:30 p.m.

Another crash happened around the same time on the westbound side of the highway, about a half-mile away. We’re told there was no lane closure on this side.

A dispatcher said property was damaged in both incidents, but no injuries had been reported.

Nicky Hickling

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