UPDATE: North, west and east Buffalo have lifted their travel advisories, while Lackawanna has lifted its travel ban and now has a travel advisory in place

South Buffalo (south of William Street) is now the only place in Western New York with a travel ban.


While it's been nearly 36 hours since the lake effect snowstorm stopped in Erie County, the nightmare still continues for much of the region.

Travel bans have been lifted for all of Erie County, except for South Buffalo, Lovejoy, Lackawanna and Evans.

Orchard Park and Hamburg got anywhere from 10-20 inches more of snowfall than South Buffalo, yet it's really the only part of the city that is still under a travel ban.

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Many neighborhood streets are barely passable and sidewalks have not been cleared. Parking lots are still a mess, and while those are the responsibility of the apartment complex or business, it adds to the frustration for residents.

Many in South Buffalo cannot get to work on Monday; some of whom are either paid hourly or are out of vacation time and do not have the luxury of working remotely.

Residents in South Buffalo voicing their frustration on social media.

Even though it's alternate parking day as of 6 pm tonight, the City of Buffalo is asking South Buffalo residents to leave their car currently parked on the same side of the street.

Buffalo's department of Public Works, Nate Marton, says by the end of the day, every street should have at least one pass. He also said there are 120 pieces of equipment in the South Buffalo and Lovejoy areas today.

I live in South Buffalo and I can only report what I see -- I have not seen one piece of equipment so far in my neighborhood of South Buffalo; and I live directly between Abbott and McKinley.

Half of our sidewalk was plowed but then left alone. Our street is barely passable for one lane of traffic, while many residents in our neighborhood are visibly upset that they were last in getting attention for this lake effect snowstorm.

Historic Snow Storm Hits Buffalo

A historic snowstorm slammed into Western New York on Friday and continues to bring snow to all areas across the region.

Southtowns Lake Effect Snow Pictures

77" In 48 Hours - A Look At WNY's Record Breaking Lake Effect Snowstorm

The wet and heavy lake effect snowstorm pelted the area, making traveling impossible. Flights were canceled at Buffalo-Niagara Airport, causing headaches for travelers heading into the Thanksgiving holiday week. Driving bans are in effect in multiple WNY counties, making it illegal for employers to require their workers to commute.

Here’s some snapshots of what it looks like on the ground:

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