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April 27, 2016 - 7:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A rollover accident is reported on the Thruway, westbound lane, near mile marker 402.4, Pembroke.

There is a person unable to get out of the vehicle, but uninjured.

Pembroke fire and Indian Falls fire dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 7:19 a.m.: There are two vehicles involved. Two people involved. Both uninjured, up and walking around.

UPDATE 7:41 a.m.: A second accident is reported in the westbound lane, about 100 yards west of Exit 48. Initially, no Mercy EMS unit was available to respond, so Darien was going to be dispatched, but a Mercy unit cleared another call and is now responding. Both patients at the first accident were sign-offs, so now that ambulance is available. Pembroke and Indian Falls are also handling the second accident.

UPDATE 7:49 a.m.: Make that 100 yards east of the interchange (probably our mistake). Responders haven't located the accident, but a dispatcher says that a trooper is out with the accident and there was airbag deployment.

UPDATE 8 a.m.: Responding units were on location almost immediately after last update.

UPDATE 8:05 a.m.: All patients at second accident will be sign-offs.

April 26, 2016 - 7:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A car vs. truck accident is reported at mile marker 404 of the Thruway. That's in Pembroke.

A chief on scene reports one minor head injury.

Indian Falls fire and Pembroke fire responding along with Mercy EMS.

April 14, 2016 - 10:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke, news.

A two-car accident is reported in the westbound lanes of the Thruway in the area of mile marker 400.4.

Unknown injuries.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: One vehicle off the road, a tractor trailer about a half mile ahead. Three individuals are out of the vehicle and standing.

UPDATE 10:54 p.m.: No injuries at the vehicle. The chief on scene is now going to check on the tractor-trailer.

UPDATE 10:59 p.m.: The vehicle is a van, with heavy damage. All three occupants are in an ambulance being evaluated.

UPDATE 11:28 p.m.: A chief apparently needed a trooper there because of "an escalating situation." A trooper is now on scene, from Troop T.

December 28, 2015 - 10:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, batavia, accident.

A rollover accident is reported in the westbound lane of the Thruway in the area of mile marker 389.1

Unknown injuries. Not blocking.

Town of Batavia fire responding.

A chief responding reports the onramp is very slick.

UPDATE 10:21 p.m.: The rescue engine can remain in quarters.

November 23, 2015 - 8:50am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, accident, pembroke.

A car has gone off the roadway and into the trees on the westbound side of the Thruway, in the area of mile marker 400.5.

Unknown injuries.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments along with Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 8:59 a.m.: The driver has called dispatch and said she is not hurt.

October 10, 2015 - 8:09am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway.

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle is reported in the westbound lane of the Thruway in the area of mile marker 398.

Injuries are reported.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

July 30, 2015 - 5:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, thruway, Le Roy.

A tractor-trailer rollover accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 377. The driver is said to be trapped inside. Le Roy fire and Mercy medics are responding. Bergen fire is asked to stand by in its quarters in case mutual aid is needed.

UPDATE 5:16 p.m.: Le Roy command requests the Bergen crew to stage at the Le Roy Park & Ride lot.

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called and will land in the median adjacent to the accident scene.

UPDATE 5:54 p.m.: Bergen went back in service about 15 minutes ago. Le Roy is going back in service now and a responder tells dispatch that Thruway traffic "is backed up quite a bit." Didn't catch the destination of Mercy Flight.

July 25, 2015 - 5:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in roadwork, thruway.

Construction on the westbound Thruway between the Pembroke and Batavia exits has slowed traffic for much of the day. Genesee County emergency dispatchers say they expect that to ease up in the next 30 minutes as work crews knock off for now.

July 19, 2015 - 3:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, thruway, east pembroke.

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A big accident is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 397. Unknown injuries. It involves two tractor-trailers and at least two other vehicles. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with Mercy Medics.

UPDATE 4:03 p.m.: Town of Batavia Fire Department requested to the scene. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire department asked to shut down eastbound I-90 at Pembroke exit.

UPDATE 4:05 p.m.: A third ambulance, this one from Darien, is called in.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: Howard at the scene reports seeing no tractors-trailers; rather, there's an SUV or RV towing a trailer, a pickup truck, and another passenger vehicle involved in the crash.

UPDATE 4:49 p.m.: A responder on scene reports traffic in the opposite direction -- westbound -- is backed up for at least eight miles.

UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: Town of Batavia is back in service. 

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls traffic control detail is back in service.

UPDATE 5:23 p.m.: A reader reports both lanes are now open.

Reader submitted photos.

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July 9, 2015 - 7:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, batavia, accident.

A two-car accident is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 397.5.

That's by the Pembroke Service Area.

One vehicle is reportedly on fire.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics dispatched.

UPDATE 7:58 a.m.: Minor injuries reported.

April 27, 2015 - 2:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, thruway.

Kiran Thapa

This video of a three-vehicle accident last Tuesday on the Thruway going through Batavia already has more than 230,000 views and has drawn more than 400 comments.

The driver of the Camaro was charged with DWI.

Kiran Thapa, 32, of Columbus, Ohio, was allegedly driving with a BAC of .19. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, a Class E felony.  

Thapa was arraigned in Town of Batavia Court and jailed on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

A spokesman for Troop T had no further information available on the accident at this time.

March 20, 2015 - 9:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway.

Press release:

There will be emergency roadwork between exit 48A (Pembroke – Medina – NY Route 77) and exit 48 (Batavia – NY Route 98) on I-90 eastbound the Thruway Authority announced today.

Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, continuing through Monday, March 23 at 6 a.m.

Isolated pavement repairs will be performed in both eastbound lanes. Motorists should expect single lane closures and a posted work zone speed limit of 45 mph.

In the event of inclement weather, work may be delayed or postponed.

Variable message boards (VMS) and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR – 1630 AM) will provide updates for motorists about possible delays in the area.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this emergency work following a winter of bitter cold temperatures and extreme winter weather.

February 13, 2015 - 1:53pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.
Jermaine Vann

One person is dead and a Rochester resident is being charged with DWI after the car he was driving early this morning slammed into the back of a Thruway Authority snowplow near mile marker 404 in the eastbound lane.

The accident was reported at 3:44 a.m.

Killed in the crash was Milagro Lopez-Cruz, 33, of Rochester, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Jermaine A. Vann, 34, of Rochester.

Vann's small car was eastbound behind the snow plow when his car rear-ended the plow.

He was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operator, 3rd, following too closely and speed not reasonable nor prudent for conditions.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released at ECMC. 

(Initial Report)

February 13, 2015 - 3:57am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, pembroke.

An accident with possible serious injuries is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 404. 

The call came from a tollbooth operator. 

A Thruway vehicle is involved; the injury is in the second vehicle. 

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire along with Mercy EMS responding. 

UPDATE 3:58 a.m.: Mercy Flight out of Batavia is only available for eastbound flights at this time. Dispatch on availability of Mercy Flight out of Buffalo. 

UPDATE 4:09 a.m.: All eastbound traffic being blocked. CPR in progress. 

UPDATE 4:18 a.m.: Mercy Flight can stand down. 

UPDATE 5:50 a.m.: We have no further information at this time. The accident is under investigation, according to State Police.

February 12, 2015 - 7:35am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, thruway.

A black SUV rolloved over several times on the eastbound Thruway but the driver has minor, if any, injuries, according to a dispatcher, who is on the phone with the driver. Location is mile marker 380.2; Le Roy fire and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 7:48 a.m.: Command says the crew is actually in the westbound lane; the vehicle is in the median. State Troopers are en route.

UPDATE 8 a.m.: Troopers on scene.

February 6, 2015 - 9:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A blue pickup truck has rolled over in the area of mile marker 403.6.

Injuries are reported and extrication is needed.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire department are dispatched, along with Mercy EMS.

There may be a second accident at mile marker 406.

At 403.6, an elderly patient reportedly has neck and back injuries.

UPDATE 10 a.m.: A responder has yet to locate an accident at 406.

UPDATE 10:02 a.m.: A second ambulance requested to 403.6.

UPDATE 10:04 a.m.: There are multiple patients to be evaluated. Darien's ambulance is standing by. Traffic is reportedly heavy.

UPDATE 10:05 a.m.: At least three patients will be sign-offs.

February 2, 2015 - 8:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, steve hawley.

Press release from Assemblyman Steve Hawley:

“The news today regarding an investigation into employees of the New York State Thruway Authority allegedly using state-provided phones to arrange meetings with prostitutes is disturbing and speaks to the general dysfunction of the department. It’s repulsive to hear about abuses such as these permeating the leadership of such an important state-run organization. Many members of the Assembly have called out the Thruway Authority for failing to produce a financial plan to fund the repair of the Tappan Zee Bridge and keep tolls from skyrocketing and we are still waiting on a plan. Whether using taxpayer-funded resources to facilitate sex crimes or irresponsibly handling the finances of their own agency, the Thruway Authority continues to miserably fail New Yorkers.”

January 8, 2015 - 10:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, weather.

From the Thruway Authority:

Parts of the New York State Thruway in Western New York will be closed due to extreme winter weather conditions. The mainline Thruway, I-90, between Exit 46 (Henrietta) and Exit 61 (Shortman Road), as well as the Niagara Section, I-190, between I-90 and Exit 16 (I-290), will be closed to tractor-trailers at 9 tonight. Starting at midnight, these same sections will be closed to all traffic. Vehicles traveling westbound on I-90 will be detoured off the roadway at Exit 46 (Henrietta) and all eastbound traffic will be detoured off at Exit 61 (Shortman Road). All vehicles traveling south on I-190 will be detoured off at Exit 16 (I-290).

December 30, 2014 - 11:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported in the eastbound lane of the Thruway in the area of mile marker 404.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire dispatched. Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m.: A responding chief says, "It looks like he may be out of the woods now. It looks like he's going to be driving out of here." There is a truck off the road. 

UPDATE 11:28 a.m.: It looks like a tow will be required for the truck.

December 30, 2014 - 10:51am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, thruway.

A an accident is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 387, which puts it just east of Byron Road, Town of Batavia.

A driver is reportedly slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:21 a.m.: Town of Batavia back in service. No further information of possible injuries, if any, at this point.

UPDATE 12:26 p.m.: This was a medical issue.

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