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All northbound Thruway lanes open in Rockland County; 3 truck crashes snarl I-87 traffic


RAMAPO, New York — The Thruway's three northbound lanes in New York City's northern suburbs have reopened after they were blocked for several hours by a jackknifed tractor-trailer, one of three crashes that snarled highway traffic in the Hudson Valley.

The Thruway Authority says the last blocked lane reopened around noon Wednesday on Interstate 87 between Exit 14A and Exit 14B in the town of Ramapo in Rockland County.

Troopers say an earlier crash shut down the southbound lanes at Exit 21B at Coxsackie (kuk-SAHK'-ee), where a propane tanker overturned after jackknifing during icy conditions around 4:15 a.m. One lane reopened around 7:45 a.m.

The second crash around 6:15 a.m. involved two vehicles and shut down both northbound lanes just north of Exit 20 in Saugerties (SAW'-ger-teez). Both lanes reopened by 7:30 a.m.

No serious injuries are reported.

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