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Black-ice spinouts cause major headaches on Youngmann Highway

Massive traffic jams caused by black-ice spinouts on the eastbound Youngmann Highway this morning prompted Town of Tonawanda police to caution motorists.

The spinouts and crashes, involving multiple vehicles, have occurred on or near overpasses at Niagara Falls Boulevard, Colvin Boulevard and Delaware Avenue, town police said.

Emergency responders were at the scene or headed there shortly after 8 a.m.

Amherst police also reported spinouts farther east, near the junction of the Youngmann and the Lockport Expressway.

And, there was an accident on the outbound Kensington around 8 a.m. that tied up traffic from the Scajaquada Expressway to Suffolk Street.