With winter weather again bearing down on much of the nation, Western New Yorkers are once more digging themselves out of their own winter wonderland in Buffalo, New York.
Weather was so severe for many areas that Waste Management cancelled their collection services on Monday, while snow accumulation totals themselves were averaging about a foot all across the region. Grand Island saw the highest numbers with a reported twenty-two inches of accumulation from the winter storm, while Lockport, Kenmore, and Snyder all tied for second, seeing roughly seventeen inches in each of those geographical areas.
“The snow pretty much just kept coming down last night into this morning,” said local Cheektowaga, New York resident Linda Gorman. “I would say it looks well over a foot of accumulation in the Depew and Cheektowaga areas of Buffalo. There are pretty much just flurries now, I know the wind is supposed to stick around and make things hard for Tuesday.”
While the snow itself has definitely seemed to pause for the time being, a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six in the morning tomorrow for several Western New York counties, replacing the now-cancelled winter storm warning.
"New York is poised to experience one of the largest storms so far this winter and our crews are out in full force preparing our roadways and staging critical assets," New York State Governor Kathy Hochul stated in a recent press release. "With freezing temperatures persisting and heavy snowfall forecasted, I'm urging all New York's to pay close attention to their local forecasts and avoid unnecessary travel throughout the duration of the storm."