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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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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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
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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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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.

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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
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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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Snowfall totals in the Western New York region have been above average for the winter season thus far, but Buffalo is finding itself way ahead of other major cities.

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.

2013 Winterfest & Powder Keg Festival canceled

Jan 23, 2013

This year's Buffalo Winterfest and Powderkeg Festival has been put on ice. 

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Western New York's winter weather appears ready to live up to its severe reputation over the coming days. 

Snow and some of the coldest temperatures "in years" will arrive in Western New York tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Snowy start to Friday, windy weekend ahead

Jan 18, 2013
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Western New Yorkers woke up to snow-covered roads Friday morning. But the lake snows eased up overnight and the National Weather Service canceled its Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Niagara, Orleans and Monroe Counties.

Buffalo officials: We're ready for the snow

Nov 16, 2011

The City of Buffalo is equipped and ready for the snow.  That was the message delivered this morning by mayor Byron Brown and public works commissioner Steve Stepniak at the Broadway barn, where officials conducted their annual inspection of the city's snow-cleaning vehicles.

Stepniak says every plow and salter hitting the streets this winter will be equipped with global positioning system equipment so crews back at the base can track the trucks' progress.