Skyway and Rt. 5 re-open

You can see the wind whipping the awning of our broadcast area. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the day the winds whipped to 60 mph and ripped the awning right off. We scrambled to keep our equipment on the roof!

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Winter weather conditions closed a major roadway in Western New York for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.

The Skyway and a portion of Route 5 were closed due to wind and blowing snow, but both have since re-opened.

And an accident that closed the ramp from I-190 North to I-290 East has been cleared away. The ramp has also re-opened.

Drivers also had to deal with slick roads and blowing snow Tuesday morning. There were several crashes around the region. 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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