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Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Portion of I-89

More news of a significant road closure in the area, though this one isn’t related to all that freezing rain we’ve been seeing.

Portions of Interstate 89 northbound near Exit 15 in Enfield were closed for more than seven hours early Thursday morning after a tractor-trailer jackknifed while trying to avoid a deer. According to New Hampshire State Police, the accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. this morning when the 35-year-old Massachusetts driver swerved to avoid a deer, and ended up hitting a guardrail on the right side of the highway.

The truck – which was hauling pharmaceutical products to Lebanon – then jackknifed across the roadway before finally coming to a stop along the left guardrail.

Nobody was injured in the accident, though authorities did say the truck’s fuel tank was punctured, spilling approximately 35 gallons of diesel. The highway was reopened shortly before 10 o’clock Thursday morning.

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