A slew of vehicle accidents are reported back-to-back on Route 77, south of Indian Falls Road.
"I've got cars blowing through here, going into the ditches in front of me," says a frustrated fire chief.
There are numerous injuries. Multiple ambulances are called.
"We've got a mess here Batavia," says a responder.
Corfu Fire Department is called to shut down the Thruway interchange with Route 77. Alabama Fire Department is shutting down Akron Road at Route 77. Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are also responding.
The initial call was for a one-car rollover accident with minor injuries at 8155 Alleghany Road. The vehicle was on fire but that was quicky doused. The driver was said to have a minor injury.
Then, as if instantly, the pile-ups started.
"Like my brother says 'Welcome to the money store! Come on in and take what you want!'" says a responder.
State Troopers are on scene.
UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Two victims have neck injuries and a total of five people need to be transported. A fourth ambulance out of Akron is called. A separate accident scene, involving one vehicle, is called further south on Route 77 over the Thruway overpass. Five tow trucks are called to Route 77.
UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: Patients being transported out, tow trucks coming into the scene.
UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: Corfu back in service.
UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls clearing. There is a report of another car off the road about a mile north of the scene.