Section of I-290 East to reopen to traffic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Heavy, blowing snow across western New York is causing problems Monday. Western New Yorkers needed to dig out of their homes, and use caution on area roads.

Snow removal crews hit the roads early Monday, to clear the snow for those who need to get to school or work. Several major roadways were backed up during the morning commute.

I-290 East was closed between I-190 and Elmwood Avenue, because of extreme weather conditions. It’s set to reopen around 1:40 p.m.

Police said there was about 10 accidents, and 10 vehicles off the roadway. No serious injuries were reported.

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Travelers had to deal with cancellations and delays, whether they are headed to the roadways or the skies.

If you are unsure about your flight, you can find the latest airport information on the Buffalo Niagara International Airport’s website.

Amtrak services released an email saying its staff is preparing for weather in the northeast corridor Monday. They are telling travelers to check Amtrak.com/alerts or call 1-800-USA-RAIL to check your train status or changes in departures and arrivals.

Town of Lockport resident Chris Bebee said, “It’s okay, it’s normal. It’s Buffalo weather.”

Bebee added, “It’ll be over soon and it’ll that out like normal.”

Andy Waller has lived in western New York for 13 years. He said he’s had enough of the snow, “Brutal. I’ve had it. I moved here 13 years ago from Florida. This winter has been cold, and this snow I’ve had enough, but of course I’ve said that the last 12 years and I’m still here.”

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