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Boat ties up traffic on Interstate 89

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A big traffic tie-up in Chittenden County Friday afternoon because of a boat accident. That's right-- a boat. The 23-foot power boat ended up in the middle of Interstate 89, just at the start of the Winooski River bridge. The driver was pulling the boat northbound when he lost control and jack-knifed.

"The trailer came around 90 degrees on the truck. There was heavy damage to the trailer, making it unusable. That's what caused the boat to come off the trailer when the front of the boat hit the back of the truck," Vt. State Police Sgt. Maurice Lamothe said.

The accident backed up traffic all the way to Exit 13 and also caused a huge backup on Williston Road.

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