Snow caused a massive crash involving dozens of vehicles on a New York highway on Tuesday afternoon.?
The entire eastbound side of I-90 outside Buffalo was closed after a car accident caused a huge, multi-car pileup. Facebook user Kadire Flowers filmed a portion of the accident from the westbound side of the highway. The video shows numerous cars blocking the highway in near white-out conditions.?
Erie County's Executive Mark Poloncarz? tweeted that 22 cars were directly involved in the crash and more than 75 cars were involved in total —?some stuck behind the crash. A blizzard warning was issued by the National Weather Service through 1 a.m. on Wednesday, and Poloncarz issued a travel advisory for Northern Erie County. ?
Multiple reports of 75+ vehicles involved in @NYSThruway accident. HOWEVER our @ErieCountyESU @ECDOH on scene reports 22 directly involved with many backed up behind but not directly involved. Nevertheless, @NYSThruway is closed eastbound after Williamsville Toll Booth. pic.twitter.chartph.com/DEDzxa6sDi
— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) January 2, 2018
At least two possible injuries were reported by the New York Daily News, though it's still unclear exactly what caused the crash.?