Here’s How Long It Will Take to Clear Every Street in Buffalo
The cleanup continues in the City of Buffalo and across Western New York, as crews work to not only plow roads, but clear out abandoned cars that are blocking in the middle of streets and preventing cleanup.
This after what is possibly the worst snowstorm in the history of Western New York over Christmas weekend.
The City of Buffalo is still under a driving ban, while everywhere else in Western New York has been moved to a driving advisory, meaning unnecessary travel is still recommended as crews continue to cleanup the region.
For many in the City of Buffalo, they have not seen a plow down their street yet; while others who have seen a plow or front loader, have only gotten one single lane plowed down their street.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Tuesday afternoon that the snow is in such great quantities that it has to be removed, not plowed.
Poloncarz also admitted the hard truth that it will take two days to clear one lane in every city street in Buffalo...
This doesn't account for the rest of the cleanup in Buffalo and Western New York. In November's storm, cleanup efforts went over a week and past Thanksgiving weekend.
It stands to reason this will take just as long, if not longer. We could be seeing cleanup efforts after New Year's weekend.
The good news is that there's a major warmup ahead. Wednesday will see high temperatures in the low 40's, while we could reach 50's by Friday and Saturday.