snow removal

Chris Caya / WBFO News

As Western New York municipalities gear up for six to 10 inches of snow this evening and through the overnight hours, the question is, ‘Are they ready?’

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.

Snow-covered vehicles could fuel a new revenue stream for Albany. Under proposed legislation, motorists could be fined for not cleaning snow off their vehicles.

Photo from Department of Public Works

With the forecast calling for warmer weather, local highway departments have been getting an extra jump on snow removal to avoid any flooding. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke to Highway Superintendents and brings us this report.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

With heavy snowfall easing off, city crews are out there plowing streets back to the curbs and hauling snow away because there is no place to put much more along the pavement.

Eileen Buckley/WBFO News

The Buffalo Public Schools have a new process in place for deciding when to close schools. Heavy snowfall Monday morning made it difficult for school busses to navigate side streets.


When a snowstorm buried the Buffalo area under more than a foot of snow the day after Christmas, pedestrians in some spots were forced to walk in the street -- dodging cars, buses and trucks because sidewalks were clogged with snow.  In a column that followed the storm, Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch called on municipalities to begin ticketing property owners who fail to clear their sidewalks. 

Street clearing continues in snow-blanketed Buffalo

Dec 27, 2012
File photo / WBFO News

City crews have been working around the clock to clear away more than a foot of snow from Buffalo streets after a winter storm dumped between 10 to 14 inches of snow.