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South Park Avenue in better shape

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The scene on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo earlier this afternoon. Photo by Harry Scull Jr. / Buffalo News

South Park Avenue near the Buffalo-Lackawanna city line is in better shape this afternoon after separate incidents on both sides of the border snarled traffic earlier today, a top Buffalo police official said.    

At least 20 vehicles were backed up on South Park in Buffalo after a tractor-trailer jackknifed around midnight on the Lackawanna side of Ridge Road, prompting Lackawanna officials to block off access into their city from South Park to deal with the accident, South District Chief Patrick M. Pascall said.    

That accident was cleared early this morning, Pascall said, but a second issue developed several blocks north of Ridge Road near the Sorrento Cheese plant on South Park.    

Around 7 or 8 a.m., some Sorrento trucks arrived to make deliveries at the same time that the company tried to move other trucks from its parking lot to clear snow from the lot, Pascall said.    

"That caused a problem," he said, but this traffic tie-up was resolved after a couple of hours.    

-- Stephen T. Watson

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