LANCASTER, N.Y. — Media outlets in Buffalo, New York, are reporting that at least 75 vehicles were involved in a crash on the Thruway in Lancaster.
Video appears to show dozens of vehicles and trucks involved in the snowy accident.
— Stephen Marth (@StephenMarth) January 2, 2018
One person was killed in the crash; several others were taken to the hospital.
According to WIVB, Lancaster Emergency Management said at least 75 vehicles were involved in the accident; however, the Erie County Executive’s Office said it is believed at least 22 vehicles were involved.
A travel advisory has been issued for the area.
I have issued a Travel Advisory for Northern Erie County, including all of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Alden and areas North to the @ErieCountyNY/Niagara County line due to the @NWSBUFFALO Blizzard Warning. Due to whiteout conditions no unnecessary travel is advised also. pic.twitter.com/VGJQaJwi7l
— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) January 2, 2018
ALERT – MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: All lanes are currently blocked on I-90 eastbound at exit 50 (Niagara Falls – I-290). All eastbound traffic must get off at exit 50.
I-90 west is closed at exit 48A (Pembroke). All traffic must exit at 48A.
— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) January 2, 2018
There is a blizzard warning for Metro Buffalo through 1 a.m. Wednesday.
104 PM: URGENT WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE:
BLIZZARD WARNING For Metro Buffalo through 1 AM WED.
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) January 2, 2018