Travel bans are in effect for Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties.
BUFFALO, NY – A travel ban is in effect for all of Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties. There are also travel advisories for Wyoming and Chautauqua counties.
New York state traffic cameras showed just how bad conditions have been throughout the day.
Sometimes they are completely covered by wind-blown snow.
The NFTA took the decision on Thursday night to suspend rail and bus services until further notice.
Then they decided to close the airport at the airport because the conditions are too dangerous on Thursday night. Wind gusts were up to 72 mph, and that meant all flights were canceled.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is sending out an important reminder that if you drive in a storm, you will get tickets.
“If law enforcement can even get to you, that’s a good question because it’s very dangerous, it’s very difficult for them to get out there. They’re going to be ticketed for a class ‘B’ misdemeanor.” . They will do it in it is better to remove you from your vehicle – this is the first response and law enforcement,” said Poloncarz.
“If they can get to you, they won’t pull you in. They won’t push you out. It’s too dangerous for that. If they can get to you, they’ll pick you up and leave you.” your car where it is.”
The DOT has also closed the 219, 400, 290, Route 5 and 190.
The Peace, Rainbow and Lewiston Queenston Bridges are also closed to US travel
Poloncarz says the county has been dealing with a lot of people who have called law enforcement because they shouldn’t have been driving and got stuck in the snow. It’s causing problems for emergency responders trying to get to people who need immediate medical help.
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