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190 closed for hours after 20-car pileup

Posted at 7:01 PM, Nov 27, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-22 19:01:52-05

It took nearly four hours Thanksgiving night for police to clear I-190 Northbound after a multi-vehicle accident involving 20 cars on the northbound Grand Island Bridge.

The accident happened at Exit 20, Long Road, around 6 p.m. and a total of 56 cars, 20 of which were involved in the pileup, had to be removed from the bridge.

State Police say a total of 10 people were injured, but they are expected to be okay. The roadway re-opened around 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Niagara Falls Police originally reported 30 to 40 cars were involved in the crash, which is being blamed on snowy conditions.

Police say at least one driver was traveling at an unsafe speed for the weather conditions. At this point it's unclear if anyone will face any charges.

New York State Police are handling the accident investigation. Niagara Falls Police assisted at the scene.

Niagara Falls Fire Department handled the emergency medical response to this crash and had a hard time getting ambulances to the scene, because there were other accidents around the area.