Driver remains critical after tractor-trailer crash early Tuesday on I-88; Road partially reopened
I-88 in Duanesburg is partially reopened after a tractor-trailer crashed early Tuesday morning, leaving the driver in critical condition.
The investigation found the tractor-trailer was traveling east when it exited the road and traveled down a steep ravine, State Police said. The vehicle was carrying multiple large cylinders containing compressed natural gas.
As of 5 p.m., the westbound lanes of I-88 between Exit 24 and Exit 25 are back open and there is only one eastbound lane open, State Police said. Both the westbound and eastbound lanes will be shut down against Wednesday morning at 6 a.m.
The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Schenectady County Emergency Management Office and other local fire departments dispatched hazardous materials response teams and a safety perimeter was established.
There was no explosion or fire as a result of the crash.
No one in the area was evacuated.
Police are not releasing the name of the driver at this time. The investigation is ongoing.