Weather-related incidents for Tuesday
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on January 7, 2014 - 7:01am
UPDATE 6:59 a.m.: A one-vehicle rollover with possible entrapment is reported on Fotch Road.
Also, a deputy is out on Route 77 near the Flying J dealing with double-parked semi-trucks that are blocking travel. At least three may be disabled. He's requested the parking lot of Pembroke High School be cleared of snow so the trucks can relocate to that location.
Numerous trucks are parked in the area of Texaco Town.
UPDATE 7:13 a.m.: The driver on Fotch Road is out of the vehicle. Route 77 at Flying J is partially cleared of parked trucks and is passable again.
UPDATE 7:15 a.m.: The Thruway is closed west of Exit 50.
UPDATE 9:26 a.m.: Route 20 westbound was closed by Pavilion Fire Police at Texaco Town and eastbound was shut down by Alexander Fire Police, in an effort to get some of the big rigs on that roadway. Regarding the Thruway, exits 60 and 61 are closed and traffic is advised to stay off exits 50-55. Traffic will be diverted to eastbound. To handle the congestion of tractor-trailers and get them off the roadways, the Thruway Authority plans to bring in trucks to plow the parking lot at Darien Lake Amusement Park and direct them to park in there. Also, the Thruway Authority has put out a warning about closed exits and is using traffic alert signs to communicate this to drivers. It's advised to avoid driving anywhere unless it's absolutely necessary.