MONTPELIER — Rapid icing of Interstate 89 in the Berlin and Montpelier area led to a three-vehicle accident and sent several others off the road Monday evening.
The accident was reported just before 9 p.m. near Exit 7. The northbound lane was shut down for a time so the accident could be cleared.
Earlier, at least half a dozen cars slid off the highway between exits 8 and 9, according to reports to dispatchers.
Authorities responding to the slide-offs at about 8:30 reported “solid ice” on the roadway, and one said he was unable to stop even at 20 mph.
Traffic became backed up at Exit 8 as southbound tractor-trailers and other vehicles were unable to make it up the hill on the interstate.MORE IN Central VermontThe Vermont Symphony Orchestra opened its annual Made in Vermont statewide tour with an... Full Story
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