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Dec 2, 2010 7:17 PM by Greg Boyce

Motorists stuck on I-90 in upstate New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - For some motorists stranded all day on a snowy highway in western New York, their plight is heading into the evening hours.

Authorities said the number of stranded vehicles was thinning on Interstate 90 in suburban Buffalo, better known as the New York State Thruway. But workers still continue to free up motorists, and an 11-mile stretch of the highway remains closed.  Hundreds were left snowbound after a big rig jackknifed
Wednesday evening, caused a backup, and vehicles got stuck as a storm dumped about 2 feet of snow on the area. Police closed the highway early Thursday morning.

Throughout the day, buses have been gathering people from cars  and trucks and delivering them to a shelter set up at a senior center. No medical problems were reported.

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