Backup on Thruway near Herkimer

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - State police say one lane on the westbound side of the Thruway could remained closed until 8:30 a.m. Thursday after two tractor-trailers collided, sending one of the drivers to the hospital.

Troopers say the crash occurred on Interstate 90 around 2 a.m. when two trucks, one of them a tandem tractor-trailer, collided in the town of Herkimer, just east of Utica.

Both westbound lanes were closed until just before 3 a.m., when the right lane was reopened. The left lane was closed.

Troopers say one of the drivers was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

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