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Travel Advisories in Buffalo & Niagara Falls

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – As Western New York remains under a Winter Storm Warning, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is calling for travel advisory in the City.

The Mayor's communications director Peter Cutler tells WBFO News they are advising against no unnecessary travel Saturday. The travel advisory will remain in effect in the City of Buffalo until further notice.

Cutler says the City has 27 plows working to clear Buffalo streets.

In the City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul Dyster has also issued a travel advisory for his City. Dyster says it will remain in effect through Sunday at 8 a.m.

Several inches of new snow have fallen across the region. The National Weather Service says Buffalo has recorded a record snowfall amount. 8.2 inches of new snow fell at the Buffalo Weather station since Friday. That breaks the old record of 3.9 inches set back in 1932.

The City of Buffalo received up to 9 new inches of snow, 10 inches fell in Elma, Lancaster and Chautauqua County. In the Cattaraugus County town of Perrysburg more than a foot of snow has fallen.

The Winter Storm Warning is posted through Sunday at 8 a.m. Conditions are expected to worsen Saturday as winds gain strength. Gust of up to 35 miles an hour could cause significant blowing and drifting snow throughout the region.