MARLBORO -- Vermont Route 9 in the town of Marlboro has been re-opened to traffic. The road was closed for about three hours earlier today so crews could remove a tractor-trailer on the side of the road.

The tractor-trailer truck was involved in an accident Tuesday. The driver was not injured and told police he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The truck went off the road near Adams Cross Road and was left learning on its passenger side at what police described as a 60 degree angle.

"After consulting with Briggs Towing and VTRANS personnel," police stated in a release, "it was decided to leave (the truck) in its position of rest overnight as it could not be safely removed given the poor weather and road conditions.

The road closure was in the area of Adams Cross Road, which is between Auger Hole Road and Butterfield Road, east of Hogback Mountain.