9w in Esopus Closed Twice in 12 Hours
According to a press release sent out from the Esopus Fire Department at approximately 8:30 am on Monday February 18th Route 9W is closed again in the same area as a two car collision which occurred on Sunday night around 10:30 pm.
The fire department reports that on Sunday February 17th both the Esopus Fire Department and the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Corp were dispatched to a two car accident which apparently had injuries in the area of 821 Route 9W. The first units were on the scene in minutes and discovered the two car accident had resulted in both cars striking a utility pole and caused wires to be down. They had to use the Jaws of Life to free one victim from there car. Both victims were taken to Health Alliance in Kingston for treatment. The Sunday night accident resulted in 9W in that area being closed for about an hour.
Then today (Feb 18th) at around 5:38 am firefighters were called back to the same place for additional wires down. At this time 9W remains closed with a detour from Esopus Ave to Ulster Ave. At the time this was published there is no update or reported time as to when the road will reopen.
Read the full press Release below.
Esopus Firefighters were assisted by the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, the Ulster County Sherriff’s Office, the New York State Police, NYS DOT, Central Hudson, Spectrum, and Verizon.