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Tractor-trailer fire closes lanes on I-81S

4:45 P.M. UPDATE:

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed there have been no injuries reported as a result of the crash and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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12:50 P.M. UPDATE:

State officials say the right lane and shoulder blocked until further notice. The left lane has reopened.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — The New York State Department of Transportation says a tractor-trailer fire has closed a section of Interstate 81 southbound in Broome County.

WBNG staff photo

According to the DOT, all lanes are blocked to traffic between Exit 8 to Whitney Point and Exit 7 to Castle Creek.

A detour is currently sending traffic to U.S. Route 11.

DOT employees and other emergency workers are on the scene.

PHOTO COURTESY: Michael Page

Nicky Hickling

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