Serious motorcycle crash closed I-81 Northbound at I-690

Still image from traffic camera

I-81 North just north of the 690 interchange in Syracuse was closed for over three hours following a "very serious" motorcycle crash, Syracuse Police say.

It happened around 7:55 a.m. Monday morning. The highway re-opened at 11:30 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation.

Police say the crash occurred when a Kawasaki motorcycle headed northbound on Route 81 struck the center median.

The driver was identified as 46-year-old Lynette Brady of Elbridge. She was taken to Upstate Hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.