Thruway's westbound lanes reopen after multiple crashes in whiteout conditions near Syracuse


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SULLIVAN, New York — Authorities say the westbound lanes of the Thruway east of Syracuse have reopened after being closed for more than three hours when multiple vehicles crashed during whiteout conditions.

State police say multiple accidents involving several tractor-trailers and cars occurred around 8:30 a.m. Monday along a two-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in the Madison County town of Sullivan, 15 miles east of Syracuse.

A 15-mile section of the highway's westbound lanes were closed between Exit 34 at Canastota and Exit 34A at the junction with Interstate 481 until around noon. Westbound traffic was diverted off the highway at Exit 34 during the closure.

Police say injuries have been reported but none of them appear to be serious.

Troopers say blowing snow was reported at the time of the crashes, but whiteout conditions have lessened.

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