- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A section of a busy Buffalo highway has reopened after being shut down for seven hours by a tractor-trailer crash.

Police tell local media that the 59-year-old New Jersey man driving the truck suffered a medical emergency around 10:30 p.m. Thursday while traveling in the eastbound lanes of Route 198, the Scajaquada (skuh-JA’-kwah-dah) Expressway.

Officers say the rig hit several light poles, a wall under the Main Street overpass and a guardrail at an on-ramp before coming to a stop.

The driver is being treated at Erie County Medical Center.

The eastbound lanes reopened around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Route 198 is a 3.5-mile highway that links Interstate 190 on Buffalo’s west side with Route 33 on the east side.

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