BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Saturday morning, the City of Buffalo provided an update on how snow removal efforts were going. The GPS system that was introduced this year to track snow plows has malfunctioned, so as of Saturday morning that feature is not working.
A City spokesperson issued the following statement:
The Citizens Insight Mapping System is having issues in reporting completed streets.The City is working with the third-party contractor to correct the issues that became apparent in the recent storm event. Residents should also be advised that state, county and private contractor plows are assisting in cleaning the city streets. The Citizen Insight Portal (buffalony.com/snowfleet) does not show the activity from those vehicles. Residents should continue to call the 311 Call and Resolution Center to report areas of concern. The full number for 311 is 716-851-4890
On Friday, the progress the city was making was credited to the GPS system.
A travel ban is in place for the City of Buffalo, as well as man other municipalities in Erie County, and if they don't have a travel ban they have a travel advisory.
On Friday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told 2 On Your Side that South Buffalo has been hardest hit as the lake effect snow band sits over the the southern portion of Erie County.
The city says they currently have plows working on the main and secondary roadways, which look good, according to the mayor.
The mayor says the city is working with private contractors, as well as county and state crews. They have about 50 pieces of equipment working to remove the snow.
The mayor credited their new GPS system in helping keep up with the snow. "The updated GPS that we use internally on all of our plows worked very well. Our supervisors were able to monitor plows throughout the city," Brown said.
Residents can access the map to see when their street was plowed here: https://www.buffalony.gov/snowfleet