Menacing-related situation ends after huge stretches of I-90, south of Buffalo, are shut down

Erie County

SILVER CREEK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officials say a situation involving menacing shut down more than 10 miles of I-90 eastbound, and nearly 19 miles of I-90 westbound.

The eastbound stretch of highway from the Eden-Angola exit to the Silver Creek exit was closed off around 9:45 a.m. That’s 10.7 miles of road.

About 10 minutes later, NITTEC announced that 18.9 miles of the westbound lanes were shut down from Hamburg to Silver Creek, also due to the situation.

One person was involved in the situation, which ended after taking place near the Route 438 overpass on Seneca territory.

According to State police, officers responded to a menacing complaint, involving a man with a shotgun, in Hanover during the morning. This led to a physical confrontation with State Troopers. Two of the officers suffered minor injuries and had to be treated.

While searching the man’s vehicle, police say several weapons and a suspicious package were located.

His name has not been released.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. the eastbound lanes of I-90 reopened, with the westbound lanes following about 25 minutes later.

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