The Village of Kenmore instituted a ban on all non-emergency travel at noon today as the storm rolled northward.
The Town of Tonawanda Police Department advised against all unnecessary travel, urging residents to stay indoors and off the roads. Conditions are considered hazardous.
Amherst also urged against any unnecessary travel and conditions are also hazardous in the city of Buffalo, with blowing snow drastically limiting visibility.
“It’s going to remain over the heart of the Buffalo metro area for a little bit before going back south after dark this evening,” said Jon Hitchcock, meteorologist with the National Weather Service station at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.
The lake effect snow band narrowed to about 10 to 12 miles wide. The blizzard warning remains in effect for Northern Erie and Genesee counties, Buffalo and Batavia and points southward through late tonight.
The New York State Thruway extended its closure from Buffalo to Exit 46 near Rochester. The road is already closed from Buffalo to the Pennsylvania state line.
In the city of Buffalo, garbage and recycling collection was cancelled today but will resume on Wednesday. For the rest of the week, collection for residents will be pushed back one day.
Residents who normally would have had their garbage picked up today will have it picked up on Wednesday. Garbage that is normally picked up on Wednesday will be picked up on Thursday, and collection will follow the pattern throughout the week, until Saturday, when garbage that is normally picked up on Friday is collected.