Winter weather shuts down part of Thruway in Western New York

<font size="2">Thruway shut down from Exit 55 to Exit 61 in Western New York</font>

If your travels take you on the Thruway through Western New York, you may need to find another way to get where you're going tonight.

The Thruway between Exit 55 (Route 219/Lackawanna/Springville/Orchard Park/West Seneca) and Exit 61 (Shortman Road, Ripley) is now closed to commerical vehicles due to extreme winter weather conditions.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, it will be closed to all traffic. Dehicles traveling westbound on the Thruway will be detoured off the roadway at Exit 50 (I-290 west), and all eastbound traffic will be detoured off at Exit 61 (Shortman Road, Ripley).

Drivers to Pennsylvania and points west should exit the Thruway at exit 46 (Henrietta) to I-390 southbound and then to I-86 westbound into Pennsylvania. Eastbound travelers in Pennsylvania should exit at I-86 eastbound and then continue north on I-390 to the Thruway in Henrietta.