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Truck crash closes 1 westbound Thruway lane outside Buffalo; other reopens to traffic


SHERIDAN, New York — One of the Thruway's two westbound lanes near the Lake Erie shoreline in western New York has reopened after a crash involving a truck.

The Thruway Authority says a tractor-trailer crashed around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday between Exit 58 and 59 in the Chautauqua County town of Sheridan, 35 miles southwest of Buffalo.

The right lane reopened around 10 a.m. The left lane remains blocked.

State police say westbound traffic was diverted off Interstate 90 at Exit 58 at Irving while both lanes were closed, while all westbound tandem trucks had to get off the highway at Exit 57 at Hamburg.

Troopers say one person reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No other details of the crash have been released.

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