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Accident on Thruway near I-190 snarls traffic

An accident on the Thruway near the I-190 split is backing up traffic into downtown Buffalo and beyond Walden Avenue, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition.

The two-car accident in the westbound Thruway beyond Exit 53 for the I-190 was reported at 3:19 p.m. and closed the right lane. The area was cleared shortly after 4 p.m. but traffic remain slow, according to NITTC.