State Route 161 westbound has reopened after being shut down east of Johnstown Road in New Albany because of two accidents.

Traffic was diverted to U.S. Route 62 from Route 161 during the closure.

New Albany spokesman Scott McAfee said two separate accidents occurred this morning on Route 161 westbound east of Route 62. They both resulted in injuries.

“Medical staff responded and are on scene,” McAfee said this morning.

The first call to police came in at 10:53 a.m., he said.

He said the road reopened at 12:30 p.m.

ssole@thisweeknews.com

@ThisWeekSarah