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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 22, 2012; 10:15 p.m.

Traffic Alert Update: Closed to Traffic - All I-87 Northbound Traffic Off at Exit 7, all Southbound Traffic 8A
Detours in Place Until Further Notice

The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that I-87 is closed in both directions between Exit 7 (Ardsley) and 8A (Sawmill River Parkway) until further notice, due to an overhead bridge issue.

The Authority has set up the following detours for motorists: All northbound traffic must leave I-87 at Exit 7. From there, they should take Route 9A north to Route 9, where they can re-enter I-87 at Exit 9 (Tarrytown).

Southbound motorists must leave I-87 at Exit 8A (Sawmill River Parkway). From there, they should take Route 119 east to Route 9A south, and re-enter I-87 at Exit 7 (Ardsley).

The Authority will utilize Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 530 AM to inform motorists of the closure and detour routes.

I-87 will reopen as soon as conditions safely permit.

The Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this time.

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