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WBEN Newsroom
June 04, 2020 - 4:20 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people have died after a wrong way driver traveling westbound on the 90 East collided with another vehicle after 1am Thursday morning.
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Traffic Diverted on Thruway 3/25
WBEN Newsroom
March 25, 2020 - 2:56 pm
Troopers responded to menacing incident involving a shotgun.
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WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 25, 2019 - 11:31 am
Salamanca, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Seneca Nation of Indians has announced an agreement has been reached with New York State to allow for repairs to a deteriorated section of the New York State Thruway that crosses Nation property in southern Erie County. The Nation has sent a letter to the Thruway...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:27 pm
West Seneca, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Monday afternoon commute came to a grinding halt as a van burst into fire along the wesbound lanes of the New York State Thruway. The Thruway westbound at Route 219 was closed entirely for a period of time while emergency crew extinguished the fire, attended to the...
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Allan Harris
March 25, 2018 - 10:20 am
(WBEN) Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is encouraging drivers to purchase E-ZPass tags, as the Grand Island Bridge toll stops will no longer accept cash. Starting Thursday, March 29th 2018, drivers using the Grand Island Bridge will no longer be able to use cash for payment of the toll fee. As...
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Tom Puckett
February 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A truck driver from Ballston Spa pleads guilty to second degree manslaughter for causing a chain reaction pileup on the Thruway that took the life of a UB professor. 27-year-old Kristofer Gregorek pleaded guilty Thursday before Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns. Back in...
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Ambulance
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February 21, 2018 - 6:43 am
Deadly crashes took the lives of two people on Buffalo-area roads Tuesday: A man died after his overturned pickup truck was found partially underwater in a drainage ditch off Taylor Road in Orchard Park, near the Route 219 overpass. the vehicle was discovered by Orchard Park police near 5 pm...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
January 02, 2018 - 7:40 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Cheektowaga Hotel became a warming shelter for dozens of people stuck on the New York State Thruway during lake effect blizzard conditions. Non-injured drivers and passengers from Tuesday's massive Thruway pile-up were evacuated by school bus to the Garden Place Hotel...
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Dave Debo
December 05, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) Buffalo is ready to do some pre-salting on roadways this evening in advance of the snow, and this late in the season, being prepared for this week's first small burst of Lake Effect snow is fairly routine for most area highway crews. "Oh yeah, we are ready," laughs Dan Amatura, the Lancaster...
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Dave Debo
August 24, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) For Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, the pending switch to all electronic toll collection on Grand Island is a breath of fresh air. " I can walk outside early morning when the Thruway has some backups on it, close my eyes, take a deep whiff and get immediately transported to New York City,"...
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