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Traffic alert for rush hour commuters

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Posted at 11:57 AM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 12:19:28-04

The NYS Thruway will be closing a portion of the I-90 West for emergency pavement repairs this afternoon.

 Due to the repairs, the right lane of I-90 West between the Lackawanna toll barrier and Exit 56 (Blasdell – Route 179 – Milestrip Road) will remain closed through today’s afternoon commute, and could remain closed until as late as 6 a.m. on Thursday.
 
Severe delays will occur today between Noon and 6 p.m., with the peak delays occurring between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
 
If at all possible, motorists should avoid travel on I-90 West beyond Exit 55 (Route 219 – Ridge Road), up to Exit 56.