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Truck fire snarls Thruway traffic in Cheektowaga

A truck fire snarled the westbound Thruway in Cheektowaga all Monday afternoon and into the evening rush hour, the Thruway Authority announced.

The fire blocked the right and center lanes between Exit 52, Walden Avenue, and 52A, William Street, shortly before 1:30 p.m. Traffic remained affected all afternoon and by around 5 p.m. the center lane had been reopened but the right lane remained blocked.

The burning truck was located near the Milepost No. 424.