ITHACA, N.Y. – A motor vehicle accident on Route 13 has caused significant traffic delays and power outages just after 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
The Ithaca Fire Department has reported that a truck crashed into a pole, causing delays in traffic and road closures in both directions. The crash occurred at 654 Elmira Road near the Roadway Inn between 7 Mile Drive and Route 13A. According to members of the fire department, no major injuries have been reported due to the accident.
Commuters have been alerted that Route 13 will be closed in both directions for up to 2 hours and are urged to find alternate routes.
Additionally, 227 NYSEG customers are currently without power in the surrounding area. NYSEG has reported that the estimated restoration of power in the area will return around 3:45 p.m.