Expect increased traffic in the Van Buren area. The New York Thruway Authority announced that all westbound lanes are currently blocked between Interchanges 39 (Syracuse, Fulton, I-690, Route 690) and 40 (Weedsport) due to an accident involving several tractor trailers. Earlier today, the eastbound lanes were also closed but have since reopened.
Westbound motorists are being detoured at Interchange 39 where they should follow Route 690 northbound to Route 31 westbound, then take Route 34 where they can re-enter the Thruway at Interchange 40.
Motorists should plan for delays in this area. The Authority appreciates motorists' patience during this time.