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.

Winter storm warning prompts school closings

Feb 16, 2016

Although many schools are already closed due to the mid-winter break, others have closed due to inclement weather. Among the closings:

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

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Western New York finally has received a taste of winter with the recent snowfall.

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After a record-setting December nearly devoid of snow, area ski resorts are finally beginning to open.

Despite lack of snow, Ellicottville is hardly panicking

Dec 7, 2015
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Many Western New Yorkers aren't exactly upset that the first significant snowfall of the season has yet to arrive. Chances are, they're not in the business of running a ski resort. But while officials at a popular Western New York skiing destination wonder when they'll finally get to open their season officials in the village where it is located say the lack of flakes is not harming their local economy at all.

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Buffalo’s lack of snow has landed us in the record books.  The National Weather Service reports, as of midnight, the area has broken the record for the latest measurable snowfall. 

A high wind warning is in effect for all of Western New York. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected both Thursday and Friday.

Local roads agency prepared for snowstorms

Oct 16, 2015
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The head of a local agency that monitors area roadways believes the region is more ready than ever to deal with snow.

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

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What has turned out to be a long and arduous winter has meant extra time on the road for municipal highway crews, and extra demand for one of the season’s most precious commodities.

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With temperatures expected to rise into the mid-30s this weekend, and into the 40s next week, highway departments across Western New York are getting ahead of possible flooding from melting snow.

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A travel advisory has been issued for Erie County that will extend until further notice.

Winter Storm Warning for Western New York

Feb 2, 2015
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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.

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

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The National Weather Service has indicated that a band of moderate to heavy lake effect snow is shifting northward into the Metro Buffalo area.

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The rain and the melting snow from last week's storm didn't create as much flooding as officials feared, although several area creeks went past flood stage Monday and there is still concern about some creeks on Tuesday.

Bills game moved to Detroit, Sabres game postponed

Nov 20, 2014
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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.

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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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.

Lake-effect snows hammer southtowns

Nov 18, 2014
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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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Heavy snow is expected to hit the region over the next few days in the season's first major snowstorm. 

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Western New York will be digging out from the second blizzard of the season, with some areas getting more than a foot of snow in the latest winter storm.  

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for all of Western New York as a blizzard continues to grip the region.

Blizzard Warning posted for most of WNY

Mar 11, 2014
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A Blizzard Warning in effect from 2 a.m Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. 

Difficult commute in latest snow blast

Feb 27, 2014
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Another wind whipped blast created a treacherous ride into work for commuters across the Buffalo Niagara region.  A very fine snow and strong winds made driving conditions difficult Thursday morning.

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Nearly 7 inches of snow fell in the Buffalo region Saturday, and the harsh winter weather will continue for the near future.

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Given the severe weather that is moving in to the region, officials in charge of maintaining the region's highways are advising motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel.

Heavy snow making travel treacherous

Dec 11, 2013

A strong lake-effect storm is dumping snow on communities south of Buffalo and wreaking havoc on travel in the region.

Heavy snow to cause difficult travel conditions

Dec 10, 2013

A significant amount of lake-effect snow will start to blanket parts of Western New York Tuesday, in a storm that could last until the early morning hours of Thursday.