Tractor-trailer crash causes I-290 EB entrance closure

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Crews were seen trying to remove a tractor-trailer that crashed into a ditch along the I-290 EB Wednesday morning.

Police believe the driver fell asleep behind the wheel.

The truck was carrying 20 tons of steel. Getting the truck out of the last five feet of the ditch has proven to be difficult.

Crews closed an entrance to the I-290 EB. 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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