The sub-freezing temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and blizzard conditions that are hitting Buffalo and Western New York have really taken their toll on the area leaving thousands stranded without power and things are expected to get worse in the coming days.

Things have gotten to the point where New York State officials have called in the New York National Guard and other emergency support staff as even more snow and cold is expected to blow into the region.

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Conditions have gotten so bad in many areas around Erie County, New York, that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz had to make a grim announcement earlier in the morning on Saturday, December 24, 2022:

Until further notice, the following areas in Western New York do not have any available emergency services:

  • Buffalo
  • Cheektowaga
  • Town of Tonawanda
  • Kenmore
  • Amherst
  • Clarence
  • Lancaster
  • Williamsville

Government officials are working to restore as many emergency services as they can, but as things stand, it seems that we are going to have to handle things on our own in these horrible weather conditions.

With the subzero windchill and near-zero visibility, many officials are asking people to do their best to stay off the roads. With the diving ban in place, police sheriffs are able to issue misdemeanor charges against people who are not essential personnel who are directly responding to the blizzard.

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