Seven car pile-up on the Thruway, traffic snarled
Submitted by Billie Owens on August 1, 2010 - 3:13pm
A pile-up of seven vehicles is reported on the Thruway at mile marker 397.7 in the westbound lanes.
East Pembroke is responding along with Mercy EMS. Pembroke and Indian Falls and Darien are standing by in quarters.
Traffic is badly snarled and backed up. Cars are in the meridian and on the sides of the roadway. Multiple 9-1-1 calls have been received.
At least two injuries are reported so far and one person is trapped in a vehicle.
UPDATE (4:39 p.m.): East Pembroke units are back in service.
UPDATE (4:44 p.m.): Thruway traffic is moving again.
UPDATE (by Howard) 5:48 p.m.: Photos. Top photo, from Indian Falls Road. Bottom photo take at least five minutes after accident scene cleared, showing traffic still at a standstill past the Oak Street bridge (shown in the distance).
CORRECTION: This post originally contained information about Mercy Flight. Mercy Flight was never part of this incident. Mercy Flight was dispatched to the Stafford accident.