Thruway Closure Impacts Batavia – UPDATE

Written by on February 26, 2018

PHOTO Above:  Westbound truck traffic backs up several blocks on Main St. in Batavia

What has been described as police activity has closed the thruway between Pembroke and LeRoy.
As a result, traffic is building up in Batavia along Route 5 and 33 at times creating a small city grid lock.
The closure of the Thruway began around one this afternoon.
State Police began to pursue a driver from Canandaigua along the thruway from LeRoy toward Batavia.
There was a report that the suspect driver may be suicidal.
Once the thruway was closed in each direction, the suspect vehicle began to cross the median of the 1-90 to avoid the roadblocks.
It appears now that the pursuit is over and troopers have stopped the suspect vehicle but the thruway remains closed and traffic continues to build-up in Batavia.
The 1-90 is closed between Pembroke and LeRoy, in both directions. Westbound traffic is allowed to enter the thruway at Pembroke and eastbound traffic can get on the thruway at LeRoy.

PHOTO Below: Two car accident at Main & Center Streets this afternoon. No serious injuries. Occurred at peak of traffic congestion.

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