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The weather hasn’t stopped local supermarkets from getting their shelves stocked for the upcoming weekend. Despite a ban on tractor trailers, places like Wegmans and Tops found ways to ensure they would have plenty of supplies for Super Bowl Weekend.

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Lake-effect snow moved through Erie County late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning as extreme weather converged on Western New York.

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New plows and lots of salt highlight Buffalo’s plan to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Western New York has Winter Weather Advisories issued from late Wednesday into Friday morning.

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With a light snow falling outside City Hall on Tuesday - and more to come - the Common Council approved this year's version of a snow plan.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Snowplow drivers in Niagara Falls, ON will have another eye this winter - a dashboard camera to record everything the plow does on the street.

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Significant snow has arrived in Western New York.

Erie County

With five new plows added to Erie County's snow-removal fleet and access to 20,000 tons of salt, county officials believe they're ready for the winter season. In a morning interview with WBFO, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz encouraged the public to prepare as well.  He says residents should stock up with food and other necessities, including a 10-day supply of prescription drugs.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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