Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-81 in Marathon

MARATHON, N.Y. — A crash involving two tractor trailers shut down a stretch of Interstate 81 this morning.

At around 6:04 a.m., the Cortland County 911 Center received a report of two tractor trailers that had collided on I-81 southbound. One of the vehicles reportedly rolled over, according to a county dispatcher.

Marathon Fire and Ambulance and New York State Police responded to the scene.

I-81 southbound between Exit 9, Marathon, and Exit 8, Whitney Point, remains closed to traffic as of 8:30 a.m. Traffic was rerouted off of the highway at the Marathon exit.

Emergency responders indicated that the driver of one of the trucks was out of the vehicle but was bleeding, the dispatcher said.

NewsChannel34 is reporting that state police have arrested one person in connection with the crash.

This story will be updated.