Major highways close down due to snow, accidents

(Photo courtesy of New York State Police)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Police say a jack knifed tractor trailer briefly blocked all lanes of the I-190 SB.

The vehicle was between Exits 6 and 7. No one was injured.

All traffic was rerouted to exit at Oak St.

(Photo of a secondary accident from the same area, courtesy of New York State Police)
(Photo of a secondary accident from the same area, courtesy of New York State Police)

After the initial accidents, another crash closed the right lane of I-190 SB at Exit 16 shortly before 6 p.m.

In addition to the blocked lanes on the I-190, other major roads were closed off when the Wednesday snow started coming in.

  • The Skyway is completely closed down. It will reopen when the weather permits it. Route 5 is closed for four miles from I-190 to Ridge Rd.
  • The left lane of Route 219 NB was closed beyond Mile Strip Rd. due to an accident.

MORE | See our latest 4 Warn Forecast here and see our full list of closings here.

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