Utility emergency forces two-hour closure of Interstate 91 

Kelly Linton, of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, directs motorist off Exit 9 from Interstate 91 on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 in Hartland, Vt. The highway was closed between Exits 8 and 9, Ascutney and Hartland, due to a utility fire. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Kelly Linton, of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, directs motorist off Exit 9 from Interstate 91 on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 in Hartland, Vt. The highway was closed between Exits 8 and 9, Ascutney and Hartland, due to a utility fire. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

Published: 10-24-2023 5:56 AM

HARTLAND — Both northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 91 were closed for about two and a half hours starting at about noon on Monday between Exits 8 and 9, Ascutney and Hartland, due to a utility fire.

“Delays expected and motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes,” according to a news alert the Vermont Agency of Transportation sent out at about noon.

The interstate reopened at 2:20 p.m., according to Vermont State Police.

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