It was a traffic headache to say the least.

It seems than an accident caused a major backup on Route 5S Westbound this morning.

It appeared an SUV struck the center median and rolled into a ravine. 5S was being described as a parking lot. Word came in that just after 8:10 am traffic had slowly begun to move again.

Check back for updates.

Suggested alternate route from Herkimer County into Utica include:

  • NYS Thurway
  • Route 5