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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has issued a driving ban for South Buffalo where two-feet of Lake Effect snow has fallen over night. Mayor Brown telling WBFO News this driving ban is from Clinton Street south.
Residents in the Southtowns are waking up to as much as three feet of snow this morning. Lake effect snow hit hard and heavy overnight in places like Hamburg, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Lackawanna and Lancaster.
An aging warehouse near downtown Buffalo could find a new use. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses a proposal that could transform the former A&P Warehouse located near Larkinville.