Thursday, February 8, 2018




Slippery conditions cause 25-car pileup on Cuomo Bridge

It took a few hours to clean up this mess and reopen the Cuomo Bridge

Driver got out and made it to shore after his car skidded into the Wallkill River

ORANGETOWN – Tuesday’s slippery road conditions caused by falling snow resulted in a 25-car chain reaction accident on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River.

State Police said the accident started on the northbound side of Interstate 87 on the bridge. The jersey barrier was struck and pushed into the left lane of southbound traffic causing additional accidents.

Traffic was at a standstill in both directions for several hours, with backups extending for several miles.

Four people were taken by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

There were also several accidents around the region because of the slippery roads.

At about 4 p.m., a car skidded off Canning Road and into the Wallkill River in the Town of Montgomery.

The driver got out and swam to shore, but the vehicle sank. Responding to the scene were Town of Montgomery Volunteer Ambulance Corps, State and Montgomery Town Police.

The car is to be pulled from the river today.


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