Tuesday was a very active weather day for Western New York, especially for Niagara County.

Thunderstorms rolled through the region during the afternoon and with it brought headaches for many across the northern portion of Western New York.

Huge flooding filled sidewalks and streets as businesses such as Lake Effect Ice Cream and the Transit Drive-In were forced to close on Tuesday because of the thunderstorms and torrential flooding. Because of that, a state of emergency and travel ban has just been issued for Niagara County.

Only emergency personnel will be permitted to travel during the ban. There’s no sign on exactly how long it will last.

Homes have flooded in Lockport, as well as busy streets such as Transit Road.

If you live in Niagara County, stay safe. All of this flooding happened incredibly quickly as a strong line of slow moving thunderstorms dropped a massive amount of rain in a short period of time

Hopefully, the travel ban and state of emergency will not last long and things can get back to normal in Niagara County soon.

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