Update at 5 p.m. — Route 79 has reopened after being closed more than six hours after a two-vehicle crash in Enfield Tuesday morning.

The road was closed shortly after 10:43 a.m. when two vehicles collided slamming one into a utility pole at the intersection of Rt. 79 and Waterburg Road, said Sgt. Shawn Lansing, of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Route 79 was closed from Buck Hill Road South to Halseyville Road, police said.

Officials confirmed that two people were transported to the hospital with injuries.

ENFIELD, N.Y. — Police said Route 79 will be closed at last three more hours after a crash happened at the in the town of Enfield Tuesday morning.

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Officials responded to a two-vehicle accident at 10:43 a.m. where one vehicle slammed into a utility pole at the intersection of Rt. 79 and Waterburg Road, said Sgt. Shawn Lansing, of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

He said Route 79 will be closed from Buck Hill Road South to Halseyville Road for the next three or four hours (until at least around 3 p.m.). The closure, he said, is prompted because an accident reconstruction crew is on the way to the scene.

Enfield Fire and Rescue and Bangs Ambulance is also at the scene. At least one person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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