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Snowy city streets left traffic at a crawl

Traffic was nearly at gridlock along many of the main streets metro Buffalo Thursday morning.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says what are normally shorter commute times took much longer for motorists.

It was a very difficult drive into work and school for many Western New Yorkers.  Some of the slowest commutes were the city of Buffalo. Drivers had to deal with icy, heavy snow covered streets that was turning greasy as traffic traveled over it. 

Many of the main thoroughfares, like Delaware Avenue,  was nearly at gridlock at times.  A normal 18 to 20-minute commute from Kenmore into downtown Buffalo turned into an hour and 30-minutes.

Traffic crawled from he village of Kenmore right up to the Delaware S-curves in the city.  It was an hour drive into downtown Buffalo from the Cheektowaga area. 

Drivers were wondering if there were any plows, but timing of the snowy weather made clearing roadways difficult.