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Crash closes part of 33 east


BUFFALO, NY - Part of the Kensington Expressway (Route 33) eastbound was closed for a time Sunday morning after a driver slid into the center guard rail barrier and flipped over, Buffalo Police say.

The accident happened near the East Ferry exit around 8:30 a.m.

The 28-year-old driver was taken to ECMC where he was treated and released.


Woman Charged with DWI After Wrong-Way Crash in Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. - State Police charged a woman with DWI after she drove the wrong way on an exit ramp and crashed head-on into another car.

Troopers say the crash happened around 11:50 p.m. Saturday on the I-190 southbound at exit 6 (Elm Street). The wrong-way driver's car caught fire. The ramp was closed for a short time while the wreck was cleared.

Both drivers were taken to ECMC as a precaution. Neither was hurt, and both were released.

Julie Blazick, 37, of Orchard Park, is charged with DWI and was issued several traffic tickets, including citations for failure to obey a traffic signal and reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

Troopers say Blazick was uncooperative at the hospital. She took a blood test to determine her level of intoxication. More charges are pending.


NYT: Buffalo's embraced the 'winter chill'


Between record breaking temperatures and snowfall, Western New York has been through a winter like a few others. But with several new attractions downtown designed to take advantage of the cold, there are still plenty of ways to have fun.

The New York Times has taken notice of Buffalo's ability to "embrace" the cold with a travel article profiling the recent winter-oriented developments.

Some of the landmarks profiled include the Canalside ice rink, HARBORCENTER and RiverWorks.

You can read the full article here.


Car fire, accident shut down outbound 33


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Police shut down the outbound Kensington Expressway (Route 33) for a short time early Saturday morning following a car fire.

Buffalo firefighters responded to the fire near the Grider Street exit around 4:15 a.m. When crews got there, the car was already engulfed in flames.

Police don't know if someone set fire to the car or if the fire was caused by a crash. They did say the driver fled the scene.

No injuries were reported.

There was also a separate single-car accident about a mile away, near Fillmore Avenue. A car hit the snowy embankment next to the off-ramp. Buffalo Police didn't provide any details on that crash.


Climb Aboard Buffalo's E.M. Cotter


BUFFALO, NY - The brutal winter has set the crew of a very important boat behind schedule here in Buffalo.

The Edward M. Cotter fireboat was finally able to get out on the water to start smashing up the ice on Friday, and 2 On Your Side's Nate Benson was along for the ride.


Ted Morton still hospitalized in ICU


BUFFALO, NY - We have an update on an Erie County Legislator who was hospitalized last week. Ted Morton's family tells 2 On Your Side he's in the Intensive Care Unit at Sister's Hospital.

Morton was on a ventilator but he's now breathing on his own. His family thanks everyone for the well wishes and prayers they've received.

The Republican is serving his first term in the legislature and represents voters in Cheektowaga, Lancaster and Alden.

Morton also works as a financial planner.


Windows being installed at new Delaware Court building


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Windows are being installed at one of downtown Buffalo's newest office buildings.

Glass panels are being put into place at 250 Delaware Avenue, right on the corner of Delaware on Chippewa Street.

The building is scheduled to open later this year, and will house the headquarters for Delaware North, local Key Bank offices, a Westin Hotel and upscale dining and retail.