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Snow squall blasts into downtown Buffalo

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Within seconds, a wall of heavy snow squall blasted through a section of the I-190 and into downtown Buffalo during the noon hour.

The snow squall arrived with some thunder and lightening along with strong winds. It causing poor visibility at times as it whipped around the downtown area. Winds were gusting over 30 miles per hour.  

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Vehicles along the I-190 in downtown Buffalo drive through the heavy Lake Effect snows.

A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday for much of Western New York, including the city of Buffalo.

The National Weather Service says "significant" Lake Effect snow will develop behind the snow squall. It is expected to have an impact on much of the Metro Buffalo area into Tuesday afternoon.

Snow rates of two to three inches per hour are expected with whiteout conditions.   

Forecasters warn to take extra caution in your travels with rapidly changing conditions in visibility and slick roads.