Tractor-trailer crash blocks Rouses Point bridge to Vermont

The bridge between northern New York and Vermont near Rouses Point is closed after a tractor-trailer rolled over. Members of the Rouses Point Fire Department had blocked off the bridge crossing to public traffic as of 8:30 am Wednesday. The tractor-trailer crashed on the Vermont side of the bridge. At least one ambulance was on the scene, though no injuries had been announced at the time of this report. Emergency crews said Vermont State Police is handling the situation. It comes at an especially inopportune time for interstate travelers — the Grand Ilse-Cumberland Head ferry, the only other major crossing in the area, is also closed due to wind-driven ice. The ferry’s management company announced the closure at 8:50 pm Tuesday. A second notice was delivered the following morning informing travelers the boats would remain docked through the morning. “The National Weather Service said the wind is predicted to continue into the evening,” the second alert read. “We have crews on standby at the crossing in case anything changes. We will send a text update at 1 pm” A ferry between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York remains open roughly 40 miles south of the main ferry crossing. Travelers can receive the latest ferry alerts to their cellphone by texting “LCTFerries” to 855-450-0444.

The bridge between northern New York and Vermont near Rouses Point is closed after a tractor-trailer rolled over.

Members of the Rouses Point Fire Department had blocked off the bridge crossing to public traffic as of 8:30 am Wednesday. The tractor-trailer crashed on the Vermont side of the bridge.

At least one ambulance was on the scene, though no injuries had been announced at the time of this report. Emergency crews said Vermont State Police is handling the situation.

It comes at an especially inopportune time for interstate travelers — the Grand Ilse-Cumberland Head ferry, the only other major crossing in the area, is also closed due to wind-driven ice.

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The ferry’s management company announced the closure at 8:50 pm Tuesday. A second notice was delivered the following morning informing travelers the boats would remain docked through the morning.

“The National Weather Service said the wind is predicted to continue into the evening,” the second alert read. “We have crews on standby at the crossing in case anything changes. We will send a text update at 1 pm”

A ferry between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York remains open roughly 40 miles south of the main ferry crossing.

Travelers can receive the latest ferry alerts to their cellphone by texting “LCTFerries” to 855-450-0444.

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