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'Limited progress' in removal of snow wall in south Buffalo

WBFO News photo provided by listener M. Msilkowski

A limited State of Emergency and drive ban remain in effect for South Buffalo Wednesday. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown stresses there is no unnecessary travel is still in place for South Buffalo.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with Mayor Brown about the extensive snow removal effort and dealing with emergencies in south Buffalo.

"We made limited progress overnight in south Buffalo.  It will be a slow go there," said Mayor Brown.  "We continue to be hampered by snow fall. It continues to snow in south Buffalo. have over 90-piece of equipment out and operation."  About half of that snow removal equipment is in south Buffalo. 

In south Buffalo, city crews are hauling snow because there is no where to put it. Mayor Brown telling WBFO News they are using the Central Terminal as a major dumping site.

"Business owners have let us dump snow in lots. We've had to dump snow on some lawns in south Buffalo," noted Mayor Brown. 

Mayor Brown noted that some south Buffalo residents are stranded in their homes.

A resident wrote to WBFO saying  "Buffalo is way worse this morning.  The roads are 100% impassable."

WBFO's News director Brian Meyer traveled over to the City's Broadway garage Wednesday morning on Genesee Street to check out operation.  Earlier Meyer attended a news briefing at the Erie County Emergencies Services.

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