Vehicle fire caused major delays on I-90 East

Image from Matthew Milewski

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Some western New Yorkers faced delays or detours on roadways Thursday morning.

A vehicle fire erupted on I-90 East around 7:45 a.m. The fire, near William Street, closed the right lane for about an hour. Traffic in the area was backed up nearly six miles at one point.

There are no reports of anyone being injured in the incident.

The included Report It photo was sent in my Matthew Milewski. Another viewer sent the included video to News 4. Please remember to drive safely and never risk your safety to take photos or video.

On I-90 West there was congestion from Exit 51, for Route 33, to beyond Exit 52, for Walden Avenue. That traffic cleared up by 9 a.m.

NITTEC is also issuing an alert for Tonawanda Creek Road, because it is closed between Westphalinger and Northfield Roads in the Town of Clarence. There is emergency roadwork in the area. 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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