FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2:41pm, January 30, 2019
Genesee County Sheriff Issues Travel Ban for Genesee County, New York
Effective immediately, a travel ban for Genesee County has been issued and will stay in effect until further notice. Blowing and drifting snow have created poor visibility and unsafe/hazardous traveling conditions for motorists.
A travel ban means no travel for anyone except emergency vehicles which includes police, ambulance, snow plows, etc.
Sheriff William Sheron stated, “For your safety, and the safety of the residents of Genesee County, please stay home or where you are until conditions improve.”
At approximately 2pm there was a crash at mile marker 382 eastbound on the thruway. All lanes eastbound are currently closed in the area of the crash. Traffic is being diverted eastbound at Exit 48 and Exit 48A and westbound at Exit 47. The preliminary investigation shows 21 vehicles including tractor trailers were involved in the crash.
The extent of the injuries to drivers is unknown at this time.
A State Police member was injured in the crash and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
More information is forthcoming as the investigation continues. Please avoid the thruway west of Exit 46 until further notice.