December 2, 2010 by USA Post
Buffalo News, For Public Safety Officials have declared a ban on driving, Now Driving has been ban in South Buffalo, hit hard by snowstorms. Mayor Brown issued the ban say the city will only allow public safety and emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel until further notice.
All residents of South Buffalo are requested to avoid any unnecessary travel by car and advice non-residents to avoid travel to or through this part of Buffalo.
City needs public cooperation to enable these teams to remove snow from major roads and emergency in the region, as well as residential streets.
Roadblocks are set up in South Buffalo South Park Avenue and Smith Street, Smith Street and Seneca Street and Bailey Avenue and Clinton Street.
The city has also deployed Snow City All control equipment against Buffalo South. But the mayor promised that the storm hits the rest of the afternoon the city Thursday, they will be ready to fight against the snow.
The National Weather Service office in Buffalo reports the amount of snow fall in the unofficial South Buffalo was two feet.
Cheektowaga, Lancaster and Depew, continue to be severely affected by snow.
There are travel bans in Depew and Lackawanna. There is no unnecessary travel in Cheektowaga, Lancaster and West Seneca.
The state Thruway is now closed westbound from Exit 51at Kensington exit 56 eastbound in Hamburg and from Exit 57 in Hamburg for the 290.
Erie County Emergency Services sent buses to pick up stranded drivers start Thruway. Some had been blocked since Wednesday night. Motorists are transported to central heating.
One of these centers was established by the Red Cross in Cheektowaga Senior Center on Broadway. The last time, officials of the Red Cross were the creation of the center for those seeking shelter.
State police and crews are also empty cars and commercial vehicles lined up along the Thruway.
The Department of Highway Amherst is sending equipment and teams to help dig the snow capped Depew.
Schools in affected areas closed Thursday, including all schools in Buffalo. But North Buffalo, Amherst, Tonawanda are relatively free of snow with just a dusting of an inch on the ground.
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