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Accident slows traffic on I-81

May 29, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT -- A tractor-trailer accident on northbound Interstate 81 near Williamsport created traffic problems Friday morning.

The accident, reported around 7 a.m., caused property damage and left a tractor-trailer on its side, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.

The right northbound lane and shoulder of the highway at the 1.5-mile mark were closed for several hours, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Traffic was backed up several miles into West Virginia.

All lanes of the highway were reopened around noon.

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