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Snow, black ice make roads slick across WNY

Drivers should use caution during their morning commute across Western New York because of slick roads.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning deputies were reporting untreated, slick roads across the Southtowns and black ice making it difficult for emergency responders to get to accident scenes. Bursts of snow are also being reported there, the sheriff’s office said.

Two sections of the Southern Tier Expressway (I-86) that were closed have been reopened. The highway between exits 21 and 23 was closed because of a crash, the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition reported. It was also closed between exit 28 and exit 30 due to slippery conditions, State Police said.

A rollover crash with no injuries was reported on Jamison and Maple roads in Elma, the sheriff’s office said. There was also a crash on Route 219 between Genesee Road and Springville.

Lewiston Police reported on Facebook a vehicle rolled over at about 6:30 a.m. on the 2200 block of Ridge Road. “Long stretches of icy road” led to the crash, the department posted.