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Update (10:35 p.m.): Elmira Road is now open in both directions after the car accident from earlier has been cleared, No further details were released in the alert saying that the road has reopened. The crash did knock out power in the area, though it is unclear if the power has been restored.

Original Story: 

ITHACA, N.Y.—A car accident has closed Elmira Road between Route 13A and Route 327 due to an accident.

Tompkins County announced the closure in a Swift911 alert. It’s unclear if or when local traffic will be allowed to pass through the area. That stretch of Elmira Road runs about 1.1 miles. Tompkins County’s Dispatch Center said they could not give further details currently.

More information is unknown at this time, but when a re-opening time and more details are available about the accident, this story will be updated.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com