Heavy Snow Snarls Wednesday Morning Commute
Buffalo, NY – Heavy snow during the morning commute tied up traffic across the Buffalo area Wednesday. Area expressways and major intersections were clogged with traffic, making many late for work.
While drivers were running well behind schedule, so were bus drivers in the West Seneca School District. In fact, some parents were forced to drive their children to school. Transportation superintendent Lawrence Kaminski says the weather conditions caused significant delays, resulting in many parents assuming the buses weren't running.
The storm led to the closing of the Skyway and Route 219 at the height of the storm. Route 16 in Sardinia was also closed because of a fatal accident. As of 4pm Wednesday, the Skyway had re-opened but Route 16 was still closed.
Dozens of activities were cancelled Wednesday afternoon and evening. One of the more prominent ones was the cancelation of all afternoon and evening activities in the Buffalo public school system, including adult education classes.
By mid-day, the heaviest snow had moved well south of Buffalo, after accumulating up to six inches in the metro region. A winter weather advisory continues in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties Wednesday night.