Mayor: Some Buffalo Residents Will Wait a While For Plowed Street
The lake effect snow band is still in Western New York. However, instead of impacting the City of Buffalo and the southtowns, it's now impacting the northern suburbs and Niagara County.
That lake effect snow band is expected to swing by again late tonight for the City of Buffalo and southtowns, before continuing into the southern tier and finally ending this three-day snow event that has made national headlines.
Orchard Park was the hardest hit, receiving 77 inches of snow as of Saturday morning, but the City of Buffalo was also hit hard, especially South Buffalo, which saw around 4 feet of snow by this morning.
Many Buffalo residents are wondering when their neighborhood street will be plowed and cleared of the snow. City crews are working hard to get as many streets plowed as possible, but with many motorists stranded and blocking main roadways, this creates an even bigger challenge.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was interviewed by WBLK's Yasmin Young and Young asked Mayor Brown about cleanup efforts and what to expect for residential streets?
Brown says that they have been able to do at least one pass down 85 percent of residential streets in the north, west and east side of Buffalo; however, he did not mention South Buffalo, which was the hardest hit part of the city.
You can hear the full interview below.
Brown also spoke with WGRZ's Daybreak crew earlier this morning and one tweet did not sit well with some Buffalo residents, as Brown said they would be waiting a while for their essential street to be plowed and to stay at home.
There has been one construction plow down our street, which was last night around 6 pm. Our parking lot area of our apartment complex has not yet been plowed and it's like that for many South Buffalo residents, which is where I live.
The problem is that stranded vehicles and cars that shouldn't have been driving in the snowstorm are blocking plows and crews to help clear the snow. That, along with the sheer amount if making things difficult.
It's hard to hear someone say "stay home" but it was a historic snowstorm and hopefully by Monday, we get back to normalcy.