Multiple vehicle crashes occurred Tuesday

Multiple vehicle crashes occurred Tuesday afternoon and into the evening in the Northeast Kngdom due to the weather, according to Vermont State Police. Sgt. Daniel Lynch in the Derby barracks reported that snow and ice accumulation on the road contributed to the crashes. Between the approximate hours of 2 and 5 p.m., troopers from the Derby Barracks responded to 14 weather-related motor vehicle complaints in Orleans and Essex counties. Many of the accidents happened on I-91, but also occurred on Cross Street in Brighton, Rt. 105 in Newport Town, Rt. 100 in Troy, Shattuck Hill Road in Derby, and Crawford Road in Derby. The nature of these incidents ranged from minor slide-offs to a single-vehicle rollover crash. No injuries were reported and damage was generally minor. In some cases, roadways were closed in order to remove the vehicles. “Weather, along with imprudent speeds for road conditions, are considered factors in all of these crashes. Ivestigations of the accidents are ongoing. One driver was ticketed for failing to move over for stopped trooper units with flashing blue lights working a crash scene in the shoulder of I-91.