Local
7:09 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Governor's snow-storm tour

Potters Road in south Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Residents in some of the hardest hit snow storm areas received a visit from the Governor and National Guard Friday.

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Precautions as post-snow flooding approaches
7:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Important precautions as post-snow flooding approaches

Credit www.goodhousekeeping.com / WBFO News

Rising temperatures and rain, this weekend, threaten many Western New York areas with serious flooding in the wake of this week’s record snowfall. Some of our Canadian neighbors to the North have been through similar situations, and one of them spoke with WBFO’s Avery Schneider about how best to prepare….

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National Fuel safety tips as flooding approaches
6:53 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Home heating safety important as flooding approaches

Throughout Winter Storm Knife, Western New York residents have been urged to monitor their home utilities. With the snowfall finally over, rising temperatures and rain are expected to give way to flooding, and other necessary precautions. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke with National Fuel to find out what residents need to do…

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Local
4:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

My car was damaged during the snow storm: Now what?

Cars covered in snow
Credit WBFO News file photo

The snow has stopped in some parts of western New York and many cars are being dug out of piles of snow. Now, many residents are wondering who’s on the hook for the damage cars were subjected to by plows, high lifts, and tow trucks.

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Local
12:37 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Limited reopening of Thruway, local highways to begin this afternoon

Riding along the NYS Thruway Friday mid-morning.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the 132-mile section of the Thruway closed since Tuesday because of a massive lake-effect snow storm in western New York will reopen Friday afternoon with restrictions.  

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Local
12:07 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Death toll rises from storm

Snovember storm
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO

More deaths are being reported today as the remnants of "Winter Storm Knife" continue to plague areas of the Southtowns.

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Local
9:43 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Business as usual expected post-storm

Checkers restaurant in Cheektowaga
Credit Chris Caya / WBFO

As snow clean up continues many are still stuck inside their homes during a week where holiday shopping would usually begin, but as soon as streets are plowed and driveways cleared many who’ve been cooped up indoors this week are expected to make their way straight to restaurants, retail, and grocery stores.

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Local
9:12 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Trekking through & stranded truckers

Snow cutter along the edge of the I-90 in Cheektowaga.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Despite the many warnings not to travel some residents ventured out of their homes.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with people about the storm and its aftermath.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Theater Talk: Snow keeps audiences at home making soup

Even though snowfall in the actual theater district has been relatively light, half of the potential audience for shows is snowbound and under a travel ban which has led to a number of cancelations all week long.  We hope that this weekend has more shows up than dark. 

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Local
9:48 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Bills game moved to Detroit, Sabres game postponed

Credit File photo

The NFL has announced that this weekend's Buffalo Bills/New York Jets game will be played Monday evening in Detroit, not Sunday in Orchard Park.

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Local
6:56 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

School closings for Friday, November 21, 2014

The following schools are closed on Friday, November 21, due to inclement weather:

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Local
4:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Snowstorm death toll up to 10

Ten people have now died as a result of the major lake-effect snowstorm that has pounded the region over the past three days.

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Local
12:55 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

More lake-effect snow is in the forecast

Snow pile in Lancaster
Credit Megan in Lancaster

Lake-effect snow will continue off of Lake Erie for the next 24-hours. Another band is headed for Lackawanna, West Seneca, Elma, Alden, Lancaster, and Cheektowaga.

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Local
8:35 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Plow driver working around the clock cleaning lake snows

Heavy Lake Effect Snow continues to strike parts of Western New York already hard hit by an earlier band that dumped more than five-feet in places like Cheektowaga, West Seneca and Lancaster. The consistent snow since Monday has meant many plow drivers are working endlessly as they try to clear all the snow.

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Local
5:54 am
Thu November 20, 2014

School Closings: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yellow School bus in winter snow in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

The following schools and offices are closed for Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Local
5:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Governor visits areas affected by lake-effect snow

Governor Andrew Cuomo updates public on lake effect snow storm situation
Credit Chris Caya / WBFO

Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to western New York Wednesday to tour areas hard hit by the ongoing lake effect snow storm. Cuomo says the state worked around the clock to rescue stranded motorists on the Thruway and other roads.

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Local
5:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

City hauling snow to Central Terminal

Dump trucks hauling snow from south Buffalo to property at the Central Terminal in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works and Streets has been removing the snow with high lifts in South Buffalo and placing it on dump trucks.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says tons of snow is being transported to the Central Terminal on the city's East Side.


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Local
12:03 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

National Weather Service updates snowfall totals

Digging out from 63 inches of snow in Lancaster
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

"Winter Storm Knife," "Snowvember" or whatever you call the storm of 2014, one thing is clear; a lot of snow fell over a very short amount of time. The National Weather Service is out with an updated list of snowfall accumulations for the storm.

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Local
9:13 am
Wed November 19, 2014

'Limited progress' in removal of snow wall in south Buffalo

Snapshot of south Buffalo Wednesday morning. The WBFO listener says "Buffalo is way worse this morning. The roads are 100% impassable."
Credit WBFO News photo provided by listener M. Msilkowski

A limited State of Emergency and drive ban remain in effect for South Buffalo Wednesday. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown stresses there is no unnecessary travel is still in place for South Buffalo.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with Mayor Brown about the extensive snow removal effort and dealing with emergencies in south Buffalo.

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Developing
8:47 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Fifth death reported from Lake Effect storm

The depth of snow fall in Marilla.
Credit WBFO News photo provided by Karen from Marilla

The Lake Effect snow storm that buried areas south of Buffalo under several feet of snow is now attributed to five-deaths.

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Local
8:07 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Snowed In: Day 2

Lancaster
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO

Many residents in Lancaster, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Orchard Park and Hamburg are once again snowed in today.

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Local
8:36 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

School closings for Wednesday, November 19

Credit WBFO News file photo

The following schools and districts have canceled classes for Wednesday, November 19, due to inclement weather:

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Developing
8:24 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Four storm-related deaths

Wall of snow in WNY. Photo from Governor's office.
Credit Photo provided by NYS Governor

Erie County Executive Mark Polocarz has reported that four people have died as a result of the lake-effect snow storm that pounded areas south of Buffalo Tuesday.  

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Local
5:27 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

National Guard called in to deal with massive snowstorm

Police have blocked off sections of South Buffalo, which has been slammed with three feet of snow.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A state of emergency remains in effect in Erie County and the National Guard is being deployed to the region to deal with a snowstorm that has paralyzed parts of Western New York.

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Local
3:56 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Wegmans closes three stores due to snowstorm

Heavy snow fall in Lancaster Tuesday
Credit WBFO News photo by Megan Wagner

For the first time, Wegmans said it was forced to close three Buffalo-area stores south of the city due to the Lake Effect storm. 

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Local
2:19 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Limited state of emergency declared in South Buffalo

Skyway is closed
Credit Eileen Buckley / WBFO

A limited state of emergency has been issued in South Buffalo where two feet of blowing and drifting snow has blanketed the area. A driving ban has also been issued from Clinton Street south.

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Local
2:18 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

WBFO listener snow photos

Sammy the puppy playing in the snow in Depew
Christine from Depew

Check out these lake-effect snow photos from WBFO listeners across Western New York. Please send your photos to WBFONews@gmail.com.

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Local
11:38 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Hit by snow? Remember to clear outside vents

Clear your outside vents of snow
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

Residents digging out from as much as four feet of snow today may want to add one more thing to their checklist - clear your outside vents.

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Local
10:36 am
Tue November 18, 2014

How much snow did we get? Take a look for yourself! [Photos]

Lancaster snowfall totals four feet according to the National Weather Service
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO

The National Weather Service is now reporting as much as four feet of snow in an area stretching from Lackawanna to West Seneca and Lancaster. (See rest of story for more photos.)

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Local
9:57 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Lake-effect snows hammer southtowns

WBFO's Cheryl Hagen sent us this photo from her back yard in Lancaster buried in heavy lake snows.
Credit WBFO News photo by Cheryl Hagen

Heavy Lake Effect snows hammered areas south of Buffalo overnight.  It has  been an extremely difficult Tuesday morning for some motorists who have been literally stranded on the Thruway.

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