Portion of I-290 westbound shut down due to ‘serious’ crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — All lanes of a portion of I-290 West in Amherst are closed due to a “serious motor vehicle accident,” according to Amherst police.

Police said they are on the scene of the crash, which has shut down I-290 westbound between Exit 5 (Millersport Highway) and Exit 4 (I-990). NITTEC reported the stretch of I-290 was shut down around 11:20 a.m.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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