The Vermont State Police disseminate press releases for significant criminal or public safety incidents and arrests, but it is not intended to document every public contact or response to a call-for-service. If you have a question regarding an incident or case, please contact your local state police barracks or the public information officer. Please note press releases are available on this blog for 6 months following their public release. Please contact the public information officer if you need access to one that is older.

Search This Blog

February 3, 2020

Interstate 89 blocked, northbound at mile 79 in Richmond

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Williston Barracks


News Release- Highway / Traffic Notification


The northbound lane of Interstate 89 is blocked due to a commercial vehicle crash.  The closure is at mile-marker 79 in Richmond, which is just north of Exit 11.  Troopers and the Richmond Police are attempting to divert traffic at Exit 11, and are trying to reopen at least one lane of the interstate as quickly and safely as possible.


There are no details on the crash at this point, and no estimate on when the roadway will reopen.  Updates will be provided when available. 


Motorists should expect delays in the area, or seek alternate routes. Please drive carefully.