Three Major Highways Are Now Closed in Erie County
The Lake Effect Snowstorm Warning is currently in effect for Erie County, as over two feet of snow has already fallen in areas south of Buffalo, including South Buffalo, Lackawanna, Hamburg and Orchard Park.
There is still a travel ban for areas south of Buffalo, as the intense snowfall is causing road closures everywhere.
There are now two major highways and a thruway which is closed.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced both the I-400 and the I-219 is closed, which were already in the travel ban areas.
The I-90 is now closed as well, from exit 53 to exit 59 because of the lake effect snowstorm, which has crippled the region.
Do not travel if you are not an essential employee, which would include limited government, law enforcement, city works, emergency services and certain media members.
The roads in South Buffalo, where I live, are extremely bad and there have been numerous cars stuck in our neighborhood, who have tried to drive in this snowstorm.