Union Road crash causes rush hour nightmare on side streets

CHEEKTOWAGA – Side streets surrounding a crash site on Union Road became a parking lot during Thursday evening’s commute.

Pictures submitted to the Cheektowaga Chronicle from reader Joe Monarch shows what the streets around Cherokee Drive looked like around 5 pm.

Union Road was closed after a fire engine crashed into a utility pole around 12:45 pm.  The road was closed until just before 10 pm Thursday while NYSEG crews repaired the severed utility pole.