BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The I-290 in Buffalo closed in both directions at Colvin Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, just before rush hour, due to wires down on the roadway.

WGRZ's Traffic Tracker2 reported a 2 mile or more backup on the 290 East to the 190 and a 3 mile backup on the 290 West to Millersport around 4:15 p.m.

At about 4:40 p.m., the 290 East and West re-opened in both directions, however massive backups remained in both directions.