Heavy snow caused stranded motorists overnight near Buffalo, NY Highway closed

By on Dec 3, 2010 in Lifestyle, Natural Disasters, Travel, United States, World Comments

Buffalo, New York – Heavy snow caused buried vehicles and hundreds of motorists were stranded overnight near Buffalo, until the New York Highway was closed, according to US news sites on Thursday.

According to the reports, a snow storm that started on Wednesday that forced a lot of school classes to be canceled in Buffalo the next day.

But as the snow continuous to pour heavily, power was off to about 10,000 utility customers in the eastern part of New York.

Then at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, a trailer truck was buried in deep snow on the westbound lanes near Exit 53, while plenty other vehicles had the same problem as the snow was reported to have thickened to about 2 feet.

State Trooper Daniel Golinski told the news that a 10-mile section of Interstate 90 was closed in both directions in the eastern suburbs of Buffalo. Nearly before 3 a.m. on Thursday, that section of the New York Highway was closed

The buried truck was removed, and snowmobiles and emergency vehicles later arrived to check on the stranded motorists for about 9 hours on the intersecting 3-mile stretch of closed Interstate 90.



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