Parts of the New York State Thruway remain closed in the Hudson Valley due to a fatal shooting on I-87. "Extended delays" are warned.

Delays started around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

New York State Thruway Closed

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At 3:05 p.m. the New York State Thruway Authority confirmed some lane closures.

"LOWER HUDSON VALLEY: Right lane blocked: SB on I-87 exit 15A-exit 15: Center lane closed," the tweet stated.

At 3:41 officials confirmed more lanes were closed in the Sloatsburg area due to a crash and police investigation.

"Significant delays" were expected.

"🚨 TRAFFIC ALERT - SLOATSBURG: Due to a vehicle crash and police investigation, the right and two center lanes are blocked on I-87 south at milepost 30 between exit 15A (Sloatsburg) and exit 15 (New Jersey - I-287). Expect significant delays and avoid the area, if possible," a tweet from the New York State Thruway Authority said.

New York State Police also confirmed a police investigation on 1-87.

"Advisory: Rockland County: I-87 SB at mile marker 31.5 in Ramapo, 3 right lanes are closed due to an active police investigation. Details will be released when they become available," New York State Police tweeted.

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Extended Delays On New York State Thruway

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Just before 5 p.m., officials said to expect "extended delays."

"Drivers should plan for extended delays through the evening commute and are encouraged to seek alternate routes," the New York State Thruway Authority tweeted.

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Fatal Shooting Confirmed

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Suffern Mayor Mike Curley later confirmed the closure and police investigation is due to a fatal shooting.

Curley told ABC the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon near Exit 15B on the New York State Thruway.

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Officer Involved Shooting On I-87 In Rockland County

Hillburn Mayor Joseph Tursi told WPIX New York State Police troopers exchanged gunfire with a suspect on I-87 in Rockland County.

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Tursi reports a suspect fired shots at two troopers on the southbound side of the New York State Thruway, just south of exit 15B.

New York State Police Confirm Shooting

Update: New York State Police confirmed the officer-involved fatal shooting.

"During the traffic stop the suspect and sole occupant of the vehicle opened fire on Troopers and Troopers discharged their division-issued firearms striking the subject. The subject is deceased. One Trooper sustained minor injuries and the other Trooper is unharmed," police said in a press release.

We will continue to monitor this story and update as more information becomes available.

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