BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - There is good news for commuters who drive over the Ohio Street Bridge. The bridge opened around 12:30 a.m. It closed for cars Tuesday around 5 p.m. so that city workers could make repairs.
The bridge has caused trouble for days and not just with cars. On Friday, it wouldn’t raise up for a Canadian freighter to pass underneath, forcing the 18 crew members to sit stranded on the vessel until Tuesday. City officials say an electronic memory card failed.
Buffalo Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak said, “The computer talks, actually to the motors, which allows it to lift, and unfortunately that was malfunctioning.”
“It cost us all in all close to 90 hours of lost time,“ said Lower Lakes Towing V.P. Operations Jim Siddall. “Those vessels go out in excess of about twelve, thirteen hundred dollars per hour, so we're likely eating a good portion if not all of that.”
The vice president of the company that owns the freighter seemed to understand that these things can happen. He said he doesn’t plan to take any action against the city for the delay.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.