Erie County Updates: State of Emergency And Driving Ban
Erie County provided a critical update on the state of the county after the snowstorm hit last night. The State of Emergency is still in effect. The Lake Effect Warning is still in effect. There is a Gail watch for both Lakes Erie and Lake Ontario. The County expects another 48 hours of this. In the Hamburg and Blasdell areas, there are currently 24 inches of snow. In West Seneca and South Buffalo from Route 16 south, visibility is 50 to 100 feet at best.
Erie County Travel Ban
For the northtowns - the City of Tonawanda, Town of Tonawanda, Grand Island, Newstead, Clarence, and Amherst, it has been changed to a travel advisory. For everywhere else in Erie County, the travel ban is still in place. There were a few minor accidents and vehicles that got stuck overnight. But overall, the driving ban helped.
Public Works was able to keep roads clean with 35 trucks on and will add a snowblower or two today. The equipment is holding up great. Erie County Courts are virtual today. There is no NFTA bus service, but the Metro Rail is running on schedule.
Closings In Erie County
ECMC outpatient clinics are closed today. There were scattered power outages in Erie County. Do not use generators indoors or in the garage. Need to be placed outside your home.
Most schools and colleges in Western New York have cancelled classes. You can see the full list here.
Credit: Erie County NY via Youtube