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Most Niagara County roads were open and passable late this afternoon, police said, though there were reports of a few minor accidents and cars sliding off the road, especially in open stretches of road.

A tractor-trailer carrying a 34,000-pound load went off the I-190 northbound this morning and cause a brief closure of the road, between Porter/Packard and Military roads. Throughout the day the I-190 continued to be a problem area with cars off the road.

Also before noon today a Town of Niagara police cruiser reported minor damages when a car slid into the patrol car in the town.

“We are OK. Roads aren’t great, but they are passable,” said Lockport Police Chief Lawrence Eggert just before 4:30 p.m. “If all things stay the same, we should be able to weather the storm.”

But he added that there were a few accidents caused by people who ignored the travel advisories.

At 11 a.m., travel advisories were by Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour and echoed with specific city advisories by North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster.

Ortt announced that City Hall was closed at noon.

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