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Thruway backups cleared after fire in Buffalo area

State police say a fire on a car carrier temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 just east of the toll barrier at Exit 50 in Williamsville.

The Associated Press

10/7/2013

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Traffic is moving again along a busy stretch of the Thruway in suburban Buffalo that was shut down during the morning rush hour by a truck fire.

State police say a fire on a car carrier temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 just east of the toll barrier at Exit 50 in Williamsville.

The fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday on the eastbound side between Exit 50 and Exit 49 in Cheektowaga, just east of Buffalo.

The Thruway Authority says the fire resulted in slow-moving eastbound traffic all the way to Exit 56 in Blasdell, 12 miles from the scene of the blaze.

The fire scene was cleared by 9 a.m.

Troopers say there are no reports of any injuries. It's now known yet what caused the fire.


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