Afternoon rush hour traffic came to a crawl on a section of the northbound Niagara Thruway (I-190) following an accident near the Elm Street exit in downtown Buffalo at about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday.
A Buffalo Fire Department dispatcher said that an ambulance was sent to the scene. NITTEC reported that the left lanes were closed.
A Thruway dispatcher said that one vehicle was involved and there was an unspecified injury.
Traffic returned to normal within an hour.