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Travel advisories remain in place for portions of Erie County

Several areas of Erie County continue to be under a travel advisory.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The City of Buffalo announced Monday evening that a travel ban for residents of Kaisertown, Lovejoy and South Buffalo was downgraded to a travel advisory.

The city also asks residents in South Buffalo to keep cars parked on the side they currently are on and to not block driving lanes. 

At noon, the driving ban for Lackawanna was lifted.

Route 219 also reopened at midnight.

Travel bans in Hamburg and Blasdell will be lifted, with an advisory remaining for Hamburg. Travel bans for the Town of Evans and Village of Angola have also been lifted, and it will be replaced by an advisory for all of Evans.

With travel advisories, officials urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel..

According to local law enforcement, a travel advisory means roads are not closed, but motorists are advised to avoid traveling on roadways unless it is absolutely necessary. The main concern during an advisory is avoiding slippery roads, poor visibility, or allowing crews to plow streets.

Areas still under an advisory as of 5 p.m. Monday are Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Elma, Marilla, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Aurora, Wales, Evans, Eden, Boston, Colden, & Holland. 

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