ORCHARD PARK, NY-- Several municipalities have issued travel advisories due to the weather.
Heavy lake snow has caused numerous vehicles to go off the road on the 219 between Milestrip to Route 391.
Milestrip Road is closed between the I-90 and Route 5 due to an accident.
The I-90 W is closed beyond exit 55 (Ridge Road) due to an accident.
The I-90 E is closed beyond exit 56 (Milestrip Road) due to an accident.
Abbott Road northbound/southbound was closed between Milestrip Road and Lake Avenue in the Town of Orchard Park due to disabled vehicles. That road was re-opened just before midnight.
The Town of Hamburg has issued a travel advisory until further notice. They are asking for no unnecessary travel, specifically north of Big Tree Road.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that non-essential county employees would be allowed to leave at 2:30 p.m. due to the snow band that is moving towards Buffalo. He also issued this warning on Twitter:
REPEATING: do not attempt to drive any further south than So. Buffalo or West Seneca. You will not go anywhere. Traffic at standstill.— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) January 5, 2017
The Buffalo Police announced that Buffalo City Hall will be closing at 3:30pm.