Youngmann Expressway Reopens to Traffic

June 9, 2012 Updated Jun 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Youngmann Expressway Reopens to Traffic

June 9, 2012 Updated Jun 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM EDT

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) A closure of all westbound lanes on the Youngmann Expressway (I-290) between Exits 3 and 4 caused extensive traffic delays Saturday morning.

The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) reports the lanes were shut down before 2:30a.m. on Saturday due to downed power lines. They were reopened after 2p.m. following repairs to the lines.

--UPDATE--

A spokesperson for the Amherst Police Department tells Eyewitness News a motor vehicle accident caused the power lines to drop onto the expressway. Two cars collided near the Niagara Falls Boulevard exit, sending one car careening into a utility pole. No injuries were reported, and any names and possible charges have not been released.