Route 366 closed due to accident this morning adds to road closures near Cornell campus

September 18, 2015 by Mark H. Anbinder

Route 366, Dryden Road, is closed east of Ithaca and the Cornell University campus on Friday morning due to a motor vehicle collision, according to Tompkins County authorities. The road is closed in the Varna area from Forest Home Drive to the Mount Pleasant and Freese Road intersection until further notice.

Authorities say Route 366 will be closed until about 3pm today while the scene is investigated and cleared. New York State Electric & Gas is working to repair power poles and power lines damaged by the collision.

Several roads on East Hill will be closed on Friday as Cornell prepares for this morning's inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett, the University's 13th President. Festivities planned on campus today will kick off Cornell's annual Homecoming weekend, which means traffic around campus will be heavy regardless.

Tower Road will be closed on Cornell's central campus from East Avenue to Garden Avenue from about 11:30am to 12:30pm for a recessional, as inauguration attendees and dignitaries move from the Arts Quad east to the Ag Quad for this afternoon's community picnic.

This evening, Cornell is hosting its annual fireworks and laser light show at Schoellkopf Field. From 6:30-10pm, Campus Road will be closed from Hoy Road to Wing Drive, Garden Avenue will be closed from Campus Road to Tower Road, and Hoy Road will be closed from Campus Road to Route 366, around Cornell's athletic complex. Campus Road and Garden Avenue will remain passable for handicap parking access and buses.

Several parking areas are also closed on the Cornell campus today. Central Avenue west of Cornell's Arts Quad is closed for handicap parking and production trailer parking all day. The metered lots at Bartels Hall and Friedman Wrestling Center are reserved for delegate parking. The lot at Lynah Rink is closed. Cornell's parking garage on Hoy Road will be open, but only levels 1-3 are available for parking today. Levels 4 and 5 are closed. There will be no entry to the parking garage from 5-10pm, and no exiting from 7-10pm, due to tonight's fireworks.

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