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For immediate release: February 26, 2014
Contact: Shane Mahar (518) 471-5300


The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that all northbound traffic on I-87 in Orange County will be re-routed following a serious injury accident at mile marker 48.8 in the Town of Woodbury.

State Police and Thruway Authority personnel are diverting all northbound traffic off I-87 at exit 16 (Harriman). Motorists are advised to take Route 32 North, to Route 300 North, to Route 17K East, and follow 17K East to re-enter I-87 at the exit 17 (Newburgh) interchange.

Initial reports confirm that a Thruway vehicle was involved in the accident.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this emergency situation.


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