Update: More than 41 miles of Thruway reopens to all traffic


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Update 8:30 p.m.: The New York Thruway between Exit 53 and Exit 59 has been reopened to all traffic, including commercial vehicles, the Thruway Authority said on Twitter.

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Buffalo, N.Y. — Dozens of miles of the New York Thruway reopened Saturday as lake-effect snow is expected to continue to pile up in Western New York.

The 41.5 mile stretch of highway between Exit 53 in Buffalo and Exit 59 in Dunkirk was shut down Friday morning to all traffic.

The heavy snow made for dangerous travel conditions, according to the state Thruway Authority.

By Saturday evening, the stretch of highway has opened back up to passenger vehicles, Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Twitter.

More than 1,000 state Department of Transportation employees, state troopers and National Guard memebers are on the ground in Western New York and in the North Country to address the lake-effect snow, Hochul said.

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