A minivan ends up on its side after the northbound driver lost control on the icy Niagara Thruway this morning. The driver was not seriously injured.
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Firefighters and tow truck drivers were kept busy early today as icy conditions on area overpasses and bridges caused at least four accidents.

Shortly after 6:30 a.m., a five-car pile-up occurred on the inbound Skyway and sent one person to the hospital.

A short time later, a minivan overturned on the Scajaquada Expressway ramp near the southbound Niagara Thruway. That accident sent the driver to the hospital.

As firefighters were clearing that accident scene, another minivan overturned below them on the northbound Niagara Thruway. That driver escaped serious injury and refused treatment.

Shortly after that, a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the ramp from the Peace Bridge to the southbound Niagara Thruway. A heavy-equipment wrecker truck had to be called to remove the tractor-trailer.

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