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Roads were slick this morning in Niagara County, where heavy snow hit overnight and this morning, delaying schools an hour in Newfane and Barker.

In one case, a Ridge Road school bus driver heading north on Sunset Drive lost control of his bus and slid into a ditch between Leete and Stone roads in the Town of Lockport at about 6:30 a.m. today. No children were aboard.

Niagara County Sheriff Sgt. James Hildreth said the driver who was beginning his route was uninjured.

“Conditions were slick. He lost control a little bit and just slid off the road,” Hildreth said.

He said otherwise calls for help were normal for this type of weather.

“In the morning it was a little slick, but the plows have come through and salted most of the roads and the conditions are better,” Hildreth said at 8:30 a.m.