winter

New York State Attorney General's Office

An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

City of Buffalo

Area rivers and creeks are chock full of ice - and with the warm-up coming this week, municipalities are trying to prevent flooding.

When the going gets tough, the tough go skiing

Jan 3, 2018
Brian Mann / North County Public Radio

Setting off through the winter woods, I am wrapped like a Christmas package with seven layers of insulation between myself and the day. I'm wearing mittens an astronaut on the surface of the moon would envy. This is one of those ice-box cold, double-digit below-zero days and the snow has that super cold squeak.

New York State Thruway Authority

One driver says he couldn't see anything in a snow whiteout, but could hear the bangs of a series of vehicles colliding on the New York State Thruway Tuesday afternoon - until it was his own truck. One person died and another is in critical condition in a chain-reaction crash that authorities say involved dozens of vehicles and closed eastbound lanes well into the night.

Operation Warm

The holiday season has been bitter cold thus far. Imagine not having a coat to keep you warm.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills are keeping crews busy at the AAA of Western and Central New York.

Caterpillar

Government leasing has been talked about for years and there has been some of it. Now, one of the big dogs in local government, Erie County, is dipping its toes into leasing to see if it can help, especially in winter weather.

New York State Thruway Authority

Winter is around the corner and the New York State Thruway Authority has announced its readiness for the season.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

With the arrival of colder temperatures, the City of Buffalo has implemented Code Blue, the city's emergency weather safety plan for the homeless.

When Chris Tuan was a Department of Defense contractor in the early 1990s, the Air Force asked him to think of something that could de-ice its airfields around the world.

Heavy cargo aircraft were landing on icy runways and skidding off, he says, "so they wanted to find out some innovative way to de-ice the runway."

The challenge? He couldn't use any salt or de-icing chemicals because of the damage they can do to concrete.

A little house on the shore of Lake Ontario is gaining national attention.

After being pummeled with water, cold air and high winds, portions of the house that face the lake are  covered in thick layers of ice.

WBFO file photo

If this winter has seemed windy, the National Weather Service says you're right - and there's more to come.

WBFO File Photo

Dozens of elementary students In West Seneca had to remain in their schools for hours after classes ended when Lake Effect storms dumped more than two feet of snow on the area Thursday.

Western New York is waking up to a blast of winter weather that is expected to last through the weekend before any kind of warm-up. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with National Weather Service Winter Weather Program Meteorologist Bob Hamilton for the latest on the advisories and warnings in effect and more.

For the twelfth straight year, the Buffalo Dream Center and Hearts for the Homeless teamed up to feed individuals and families in need.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The first blast of winter weather is approaching Western New York this weekend.

Airport snow-busters gather in Buffalo

Apr 25, 2016
Robert Creenan

While most people are thinking spring, hundreds of self-proclaimed "snow bosses" at airports across the country are in Buffalo this week with winter on their minds.

Avery Schneider/WBFO News

Motorists can look forward to a slow afternoon commute home, with another winter blast coming in.

The Buffalo area is bracing for some mixed precipitation in the coming days.

Local roads agency prepared for snowstorms

Oct 16, 2015
Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The head of a local agency that monitors area roadways believes the region is more ready than ever to deal with snow.

WBFO News file photo / WBFO News

In general, Western New Yorkers get to enjoy a wonderful fall season, but everyone knows that this is the precursor to winter.

WBFO News file photo / WBFO News

The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that restrictions will be placed on big game hunters this deer season this year.

WBFO News file photo

The weekend’s harsh winter weather kept many residents off area roads, while county plow trucks rolled non-stop.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The stage at Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park is gone for the winter, replaced by sledders looking to make the best of the snowy weather.

Winter Storm Warning for Western New York

Feb 2, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for most of Western New York. That warning extends to 7 p.m. for Niagara and Orleans counties.

Courtesy of Visit Buffalo Niagara Twitter Page

One glance at Visit Buffalo Niagara's website finds three simple words on the homepage: "Buffalo owns winter."


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.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Heavy snow is expected to hit the region over the next few days in the season's first major snowstorm. 

National Fuel predicts lower heating costs this winter

Oct 7, 2014

The cost of heating your home could be lower this year. National Fuel Gas is predicting the average bill will be down 20 percent this winter.

Kennedy calls for increased road repair funding

Mar 2, 2014
WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

In the wake of the harshest winter in years, State Senator Tim Kennedy is calling for increased investment in road and bridge maintenance and infrastructure, plus updating technology to report pothole problems.

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