Interstate 84 reopens

EAST FISHKILL (AP) — Traffic is moving again on a nearly 40-mile stretch of Interstate 84 in the where motorists were stranded for hours by snow.

The Thruway Authority says I-84 between Exit 6 west of the Hudson River in Orange County and Exit 21 near the Connecticut border was reopened in both directions shortly before noon Friday, about five hours after it was closed.

State police and emergency crews used snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to reach stranded motorists in a region that has received as much as 31 inches from the second storm to hit the area this week.