A portion of Interstate route 81 in Cortland County is closed this evening after a semi truck struck a bridge abutment.

The northbound lanes of I-81 are closed between Cortland and Homer.  Traffic is being rerouted on to Route 281.  Route 11 would also serve as a bypass to the closure.

From NY511.org

I-81NB CLOSED AT EXIT 12 PREBLE CROSSING ROAD DUE TO A BRIDGE HIT DETOUR TO RT 281

There is no set time for the highway to reopen as NYS Department of transportation engineers need to inspect the bridge for structural safety.

[Traffic Alerts from 511NY.org]