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Almost mile-long crash on Thruway, blizzard warning persists

Almost mile-long crash on Thruway, blizzard warning persists

Roughly 75 vehicles were piled up between the Depew and Pembroke exits.

At least 75 vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 90 in NY. The eastbound highway stretch will be closed until further notice.

Police were forced to close both Eastbound lanes of the Thruway and divert traffic.

The I-90 eastbound is congested for more than seven miles.

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said motorists were trapped in their vehicles.

More news: Lancaster County schools on 2-hour delay Wednesday due to cold

Eastbound Thruway traffic is backed up past the William Street exit, according to NITTEC. "All traffic must exit at 48A".

There are reported injuries, at this time conditions are unknown, according to WRGZ.

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday the National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a Blizzard Warning for the city of Buffalo and northern Erie County until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

"An additional 1-3" of snow is expected to fall in the afternoon and overnight hours, making driving conditions especially hazardous.


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