National Cable Show Filming in Buffalo

July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM EDT


July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo's Skyway was shut down to traffic Tuesday afternoon to make room for the national cable hit "Top Gear" to film on the waterfront.

"Top Gear", one of the world's most popular automobile shows, brought their main hosts and about 20 camera and production workers to the Buffalo area today.

The State DOT closed the Skyway for about 4 hours while various scenes were filmed.

While the content of the episode is being kept under wraps by producers, it looks like its all about amphibious cars.

Producers said they chose the Buffalo area because of the Skyway's beautiful backdrop and because of the easy access to Niagara Falls.

Dozens of locals wanted to to be part of the action. Fans of the show lined the Buffalo Outer Harbor to get a glimpse of the hosts and the super cool cars.

City officials say for a fee, they issued a permit to the production company and closed the Skyway.

The scenes Tuesday are scheduled to appear in an upcoming "Top Gear" episode, which airs on the History Channel .