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Partial driving ban in city for South Buffalo

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has issued a driving ban for South Buffalo where two-feet of Lake Effect snow has fallen over night. Mayor Brown telling WBFO News this driving ban is from Clinton Street south.  

"There are whiteout conditions, so driving in south Buffalo is still pretty dangerous right now," said Brown. 

Heavy blowing and drifting snow is making driving very dangerous in south Buffalo.  
"We're asking people to observe the driving ban.  Other parts of the city are pretty clear," stated Brown.

The Department of Public Works and Streets will continue to monitor the situation.  The Mayor has been on the phone around the clock, keeping a close watch for the rest of the city of Buffalo.  Mayor has director his Commissioner of Public Works to bring in as many plows into South Buffalo as possible.

Credit WBFO News photo provided by Lorey Schultz, Mayor's Office, City of Buffalo
Looking high atop the city of Buffalo from City Hall.

Garbage pick up continues in areas of the city Tuesday.   

"The rest of the city is pretty passable. City Hall is open," noted Mayor Brown. 

The Mayor is advising citizens to take it easy if they do have to head out Tuesday.  

The Skyway is closed. It is the first season of using a new gate system that closes the Skyway entrance from downtown Buffalo.