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Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down SB NYS Thruway Near Newburgh

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A tractor trailer crashed on the New York State Thruway in Newburgh, Orange County, on Tuesday.

Video Transcript

- A breaking news, a tractor trailer crash on the New York State Thruway in Newburgh, Orange County.

- Dan Rice is over the scene in Chopper 2 with more. Dan.

DAN RICE: It'd take a large response for a very ugly accident here that happened at about 3:45 this afternoon. Two tractor trailers heading southbound right by exit 17 collided. You can see substantial damage to the tractor trailer towards the top of your screen there.

We are being told there are numerous injuries, at least 3, one possible serious injury. But if you notice, there are a lot of placards on that white tractor trailer, that's hazmat. So we had hazmat crews out here on the scene from as far away as West Point, all trying to work on the situation.

And as a result, the southbound New York State Thruway all shut down. You see traffic being pushed off to I-84 and 17K. So you can see a lot of traffic down here. This is all right in front of Stewart International Airport. Reporting live in Chopper 2, Dan Rice, "CBS 2 News."

- All right, Dan, thank you for that.