- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

HANOVER, N.Y. (AP) - A winter storm pounding the Buffalo area appears to have contributed to a fatal crash on the New York State Thruway.

The Buffalo News reports (https://bit.ly/1uVNOTE ) that the crash happened at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday on the thruway in western New York.

No information about the identity of the victim was immediately available.

A 12-mile stretch of the highway remained closed as police investigated the accident.

The National Weather Service says Buffalo got 5 inches of snow by 1 p.m. Saturday.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the area through 6 p.m. Sunday.

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