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CAROLINE, N.Y. — More than 100 crashes were reported in Tompkins County on Tuesday, a 911 official said.

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While the numbers are preliminary, officials said about 57 crashes were reported from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 46 were reported from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A dispatcher said those numbers are not unusual during winter storms, but are well above how many accidents are reported in the county on an average day. Most crashes in the county were considered minor.

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One of the more severe incidents happened in the town of Caroline on Route 79.

Multiple people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The crash happened around 4:25 p.m. near 2084 Slaterville and North Landon roads in the town of Caroline, the Brooktondale Fire Department said in a Facebook post.

A Tompkins County 911 operator said a police officer on the way to a different crash in the area saw the accident and called EMS to the scene.

Fire department officials said four people had minor injuries at the scene and one was taken in a Bang’s Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center.

The crash is still being investigated by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. State police assisted at the scene.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.