WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say several crashes involving numerous vehicles on the snowy New York State Thruway east of Buffalo have closed down the highway in both directions.
Troopers say all lanes are blocked between Exit 50 and Exit 48A at Pembroke going into the evening rush hour Tuesday.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted that 22 vehicles were directly involved and there were some injuries, mostly reported as minor. He said seven volunteer fire departments were at the scene and hundreds of cars were backed up.
Gusty wind with blowing and drifting snow has prompted blizzard warnings for northern Erie County overnight.