Video: As many as 40-50 cars involved in massive I-81 pileup, sheriff says

As many as 40-50 cars were involved in a massive pileup on Interstate 81, south of Syracuse late Friday afternoon, the Onondaga County Sheriff says. A sudden white out and poor road conditions are to blame for the crash that shutdown both sides of the highway for at least an hour.  The pileup started with a two car crash and then spiraled from there. The highway was shut down between exit 14 Tully and exit 15 LaFayette as crews worked to clear the scene. Cars and trucks could be seen crashed and spread out along the highway in several clusters. Some vehicles went off the road and into the median.

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A number of vehicles appeared to have crashed into the back of other vehicles. Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were on the scene. Calls reporting the accidents started coming in at 4:55 p.m., according to the Onondaga County 911 center. No serious injuries were reported in the accidents yet, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.  Poor weather conditions and slippery roads were likely the cause, the sheriff’s office said. The Sheriff’s Office says only minor injuries were reported. New York State Police along with the Cortland and Onondaga County Sheriff Office’s all responded to the scene.

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