Colchester, VT – A section of Interstate 89 South near Colchester and Milton was shut down for more than hour Wednesday evening.

The closure of southbound lanes at mile marker 98 was caused by poor weather conditions that led to multiple slide-off accidents. The interstate has reopened just before 6 pm.

A camera from the Vermont Agency of Transportation showed a backup in the area.

VTrans camera near Exit 17 in Colchester showing traffic backup from I-89 South closure at mile marker 98

There were additional closures around the area as heavy snow fell. Susie Wilson Bypass in Essex was closed in both directions just after 5 p.m. following a crash between Kellogg Road & Colchester Road.