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Skyway reopens Saturday evening after closure due to winter storm

Buffalo Police said Skyway had been closed in both directions due to severe weather and poor visibility. It was closed just after 6 a.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Skyway reopened past 6:00 p.m. Saturday after it was shut down for roughly 12 hours during Friday and Saturday's severe winter storm.

As the snow and wind worsened driving conditions along the lakeshore, the Buffalo Police Department announced Saturday morning that the Skyway was closed.

It was closed just after 6:00 a.m. sighting severe weather and poor visibility.

According to NITTEC, Route 5 was also closed due to the weather. Drivers were encouraged to take alternate routes at the time.

For more information about the winter storm, or this week's weather forecast, click here.