Blast of winter weather across the region
Snowfall was widespread across Western New York Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties until 6 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties, also until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A winter storm trekking across the Buffalo-Niagara region is starting to settle down. But areas well south of Buffalo could receive an additional four to eight inches of new snow. The National Weather Service said that could bring storm totals to two feet in some regions.
Snowfall amounts varied Wednesday morning across the region, but it caused icy travel conditions and some blowing snow in some areas, creating difficult driving conditions.
In the city of Buffalo and metro region, traffic was at a crawl on some streets as snow caused motorists to drive well under the speed limit.
The National Weather Service snow spotters issued their snowfall amounts. In Erie County, the town of Sardinia received more than 21 inches of snow. Colden received more than a foot. Amherst reported a little more than six inches and Tonawanda with more than four inches of snow.
In Cattaraugus County, more than 28 inches of snow piled up and Gowanda was hit with more than 14 inches. In Chautauqua County, Jamestown received more than 15 inches. Persistent snow will continue south and east of Buffalo through Wednesday.