As the snow begins to arrive in Western New York, officials from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority have made a decision that is sure to impact people's ability to travel all over the region. Their decision is right in line with the various States of Emergency that have been put in place in the 15 New York counties that will feel the most significant impact of the storm.

Along with the driving ban that is going into effect, the closure of the New York State Thruway, and the rescheduling of the Buffalo Bills Wild Card Playoff game, the NFTA has announced that it is suspending Metro Bus service throughout Erie and Niagara Counties.

The service suspension is going to be in effect until at least 9 am on Sunday, January 14, 2024, and includes all NFTA services, including Metro Bus and rail, along with Paratransit and other ancillary services.

While services are expected to be restored on Sunday morning, weather and road conditions will dictate how and when services are restored in full. Since we know how unpredictable the weather can be in Western New York, NFTA officials have said they will continue to monitor the weather and will make additional updates as more information becomes available.

Officials at every level of government in the Empire State are taking steps to ensure the safety of Western New Yorkers. One of the lessons that New York learned from the Blizzard of 2022 is to make sure that weather events like this are taken seriously.

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