Nine Vehicle Accident Closed Interstate

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Nine vehicles slipped off Interstate 89 or into each other in a chain reaction that started when a tow truck that was pulling a vehicle back onto the highway was struck by a vehicle that lost control on ice.

Vermont State Police say the mile section of Interstate 89 north between Richmond and Williston was closed on Tuesday for the third time in two days, a day after a snow storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow.

Police say black ice from melting snow made the road slick, causing the vehicle to hit the tow truck and then block the travel lane and a tractor trailer to jackknife and block the passing lane. Police say multiple vehicles then went off the road as they came upon the crash scene. Two people were taken to the hospital in Burlington as a precaution.

The interstate reopened once the vehicles were removed.

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