As we enter into day four of winter storm Elliott and the blizzard it brought to Western New York, some progress is being made. Here are some critical storm updates for the morning of Tuesday, December 27, 2022. The National Weather Service says WNY should brace for one more day of snow.

Power Outages In WNY

As of 11 pm last night, the most up-to-date info, there are still around 11,000 National Grid customers without power.

We have restored service to 93,600 of its 104,600 western New York customers affected by the historic multi-day blizzard that overwhelmed the region beginning Thursday evening. The company has more than 2,850 restoration experts on the ground — including line, service, tree, damage assessment, and public safety workers — who are ready to repair the remaining damage as soon as roads are cleared and outages can be accessed. National Grid officials continue coordinating with numerous state and local government agencies to identify and prioritize areas for road clearance to facilitate the restoration process. Our field force will continue to work around the clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible in challenging conditions.

You can stay updated here.

NY State Thruway Remains Closed Into Tuesday Morning

The New York State Thruway Authority tweeted that the Thruway is still closed in WNY and down to Pennsylvania. An update on the closure should be provided sometime this morning.

THRUWAY UPDATE: For the safety of both the traveling public and first responders, the Thruway will remain closed through the evening from exit 46 (Henrietta) to the PA line and I-190. We expect to provide another update after 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Driving Ban Still In Place In Buffalo

Buffalo and some state roads still have a travel ban in place.


The driving ban has been lifted in Cheektowaga.

Tops Markets Reopened In Niagara County

All Tops stores are open in Niagara County.


All Niagara County Tops locations are currently open. As we're safely able to reopen stores in Erie County (NY) we will list them here. If you're uncertain if your location is open, please contact consumer affairs at 1-800-522-2522 before venturing out.

Buffalo Airport To Remain Closed Through Wednesday

Bad news for anyone who has been trying to get out of or back to Buffalo. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport airport will remain closed for at least another day.


The Buffalo Airport will remain closed until Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m.
Our crews are working around the clock and @PITairport will be sending additional snow plowing equipment to assist our team. Visit for updates.


Where To Find Your Car If It Was Abandoned During Blizzard

If you are one of the hundreds of people who had to abandon their vehicles during the blizzard, here is information on how to find it now. Not all towns have listed info, but I will update as it becomes available.

Erie County Department Of Public Works Plowing Updates

Hamburg District - 5 trucks cleaning and treating roads

Clarence District - 4 trucks


Aurora District - 5 trucks

Harlem District - 5 trucks, all roads passable


Concord District - Off the roads

Trash Pick Up

In Tonawanda, trash is delayed by a day.


In Buffalo, trash is delayed indefinitely. Don't put your totes out.

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