Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has addressed snow removal on residential streets during the major snowstorm, which is expected to begin this evening and last through the weekend. Four to 6 feet of snow could be dumped on Buffalo and Western New York. Many residents have had concerns about being trapped in their neighborhoods due to a lack of plowing. During a press conference with Governor Kathy Hochul this morning, Mayor Brown addressed those concerns.

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During the conference, Mayor Brown said that the City of Buffalo has hired private contractors to assist with clearing snow from residential streets. New York State plows will focus on the major roads. Mayor Brown, Gov. Hochul, and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz all issued a strong warning for WNYers to stay off the roads.

Mayor Brown also reminded people to follow the alternate parking rules so that plows can properly access streets. He said trash and recycling pick-up has been canceled on Friday so that the focus can be on clearing residential roads.

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Gov. Hochul said, "be smart, be ready for the worst." She warned residents that the cleanup is going to take a while. The Gov. said that even though there are 350 plows, it is almost impossible to clear the roads to make it safe to travel. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said a travel ban could be put in place if needed.

New York State Thruway To Close To Commercial Traffic Due To Snowstorm

The New York State Department of Transportation has issued a full commercial vehicle ban starting Thursday at 4 pm.

Interstate 190 - Route 62 to I-90 Interstate 290 - full length Interstate 990 - full length Route 33 - full length Route 219 - Route 39 to I-90 Route 400 - full length Buffalo Skyway Route 5 - full length I-81 - Exit 33 to Canadian border - trucks use right lane only.


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