I-89 Reopens After Accident

Cars collide, cross over median, causing messy morning commute.

A two-car accident during the morning commute on April 10, caused a massive traffic jam on I-89, completely closing down one section of the highway and limiting the other section to one lane.

According to Lt. Mark Armaganian of the , at about 7:50 a.m., a car traveling southbound on I-89, just before Exit 2, veered off to the right of the highway striking a guardrail. The car, a black Subaru, struck a silver Chevrolet sedan that was also traveling southbound, sending both cars across the I-89 median into the northbound lane. The Subaru sustained the most damage, rolling over along the highway. The driver of the Subaru was also ejected from the vehicle into the middle of the northbound section of the highway, according to Armaganian.

transported both drivers to , Armaganian said.

“Troopers are actually at the hospital right now, trying to piece together exactly what happened,” he said.

Just before 9 a.m., one lane of I-89 northbound was opened to traffic, which was backed up all the way to its intersection of I-93. closed off the Exit 2 on ramp at Clinton Street to traffic and many drivers were seen trying to use Silk Farm Road as a cut through, a road that has been closed to traffic for a number of years.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated and corrected based on a New Hampshire State Police investigation.


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