UPDATE: As of 9:20 am New York State Police report that the right lane of I-81 between exits 10 and 11 is still closed for guardrail repairs. Traffic is moving in the left lane.

New York State Police Troopers, Cortland County Sheriff’s, Cortland City Police, Department of Environmental Conservation, State Fire, Spill Response, County HazMat, Cortland City Fire, Cortlandville Fire, and Department of Transportation all responded to the scene at the time of the incident on Wednesday night.   

The contents of the trailer contained pesticides and cooking oil.      The driver of the tractor-trailer, Alexandr Gorski, age 47 of Philadelphia, PA was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  He was issued appearance tickets to the Cortland City Court on July 25, 2022. 

He was released to a sober third party.  

UPDATE: As of 7:25 am New York State Police report that the left lane of Northbound I-81 is open.

CORTLAND, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – According to New York State Police, an intoxicated tractor-trailer driver has rolled their vehicle causing the closure of the northbound lanes.

On June 15, 2022, shortly after 7 p.m., New York State Police responded to a report of a tractor-trailer rollover on Interstate 81 north between exits 10 (McGraw) and 11 (Cortland). 
 No injuries have been reported. The driver of the tractor-trailer has been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. 


 As of 9:20 p.m., the northbound lanes between exits 11 and 12 are shut down. DEC spill response is on the scene, Cortland Sheriff’s Deputies, Cortland City Police, State Fire, and numerous fire agencies are on scene. 
 The investigation is ongoing.