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One of the busiest roads in the Northtowns was snarled in traffic for much of Monday due to a water main break. The northbound section of Niagara Falls Boulevard was down to one lane between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road due to the disruption, Amherst Police announced. Amherst Police in a tweet Monday morning said that "this could be a 24-hour event" due to location,…

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A water main break is slowing the Wednesday morning rush hour commute for those heading into downtown Buffalo on Route 33. One lane is closed on Oak Street between Genesee Street and Huron Street, according to Buffalo Police. That's where traffic from Route 33 exits into downtown. Buffalo water crews restored service to customers in the area by 7:30 a.m., officials s…

Erie County

A 40-year-old tourist from from Pakistan died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on the I-290, Town of Tonawanda police said. Police identified the victim as Hamad Mir. Mir, who was pinned beneath the steering wheel of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The crash, which happened at about 12:30 a.m. on the I-290 westbound near Colvin Boul…

An accident Friday on the Route 198 Scajacquada Expressway has forced the closure of the left westbound lane on the Route 33 Kensington Expressway, the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition posted on Twitter and its website. The accident was reported at 6:13 p.m. One driver reported seeing a blue Toyota on its roof. Traffic is reported to be conge…

Spotty electrical service in some areas of Cheektowaga is affecting traffic signals in different parts of town that could affect the evening commute for residents. Flickering traffic signals were reported at Union Road and William Street, as well as on Galleria Drive, a dispatcher for the Cheektowaga Police Department confirmed Monday afternoon. Outages have also bee…

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Blustery winter weather, poor visibility and closed traffic routes are making the drive home a slow go for many people Tuesday evening. If you take the Thruway: The Thruway westbound has reopened after a multivehicle pileup on the I-90 between the Williamsville toll barrier and the Depew exit at Transit Road blocked all lanes on that section of the Thruway and brought t…

Erie County

Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the New York Thruway Authority will close one eastbound lanes on Interstate 290, in the vicinity of Exit 2, at Colvin Boulevard, as it continues roadwork on the I-290 bridge over Colvin Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. The eastbound highway will be reduced to two lanes with the right lane closed for about two weeks. Work could be delay…

Local News

Parker Boulevard near Lincoln Park will get a mini-roundabout and new bike lanes for three days in late August. If all goes well and town officials become convinced that the changes make the street safer, the roundabout will become permanent and more roundabouts and bikes lanes will be added to a 14-block stretch of Parker. "I don't think the town has ever tried some…

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The Niagara International Transportation Coalition is reporting that the ramp to the northbound Interstate 190, between the Skyway and Church Street, has been closed because of an accident. The coalition's cameras showed a tractor trailer overturned shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Tractor trailer on its side and ramp closed from the Skywalk to the I 190 North . Will be…

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Rush-hour motorists on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning that are commuting between the Southtowns and downtown Buffalo will need to find an alternative route away from the lake shore. Lackawanna Police reported that the Hamburg Turnpike (Route 5) is expected to remain closed to traffic in both directions for "at least 24 hours" as the result of the massive indus…

Gusto

Imagine thousands of people leaving downtown when a Sabres game ends, just as thousands are arriving for a Sabres game that is about to begin. That should give you some idea of what will happen when two sets of back-to-back Garth Brooks concerts draw thousands to First Niagara Center on Friday and Saturday. And that’s why venue officials are warning ticket-holders that tr…