Skyway re-opened after long closure

The Skyway was re-opened Wednesday night after being closed for more than 10 hours.

Route 5 was closed in both directions Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m. from Ridge Road to I-190, a four-mile stretch. Blowing snow was causing white-out conditions on the roadway and an accident took place at Furhmann Boulevard.

There were no details released about the crash, which was cleared up hours before the Skyway was re-opened around 11 p.m. on Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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