Buffalo Digs Out

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 8:06 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 8:06 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The most recent snow storm spared the usually hard hit Southtowns, instead battering Niagara and Northern Erie Counties, including the City of Buffalo.

The plows, shovels and snow blowers are once against cleaning up the streets and sidewalks in Buffalo.

Bill Kirkland, who was shoveling out his car, says we are "pretty well used to it -- us Buffalonians are pretty good at it."

This latest cold snap comes on the heels of an exceptionally mild week, and two warm winters, possibly leaving some Western New Yorkers a little too used to pleasant winters.

In downtown Buffalo, 35 to 40 plows hit the streets, often working in 12 hour shifts.

City officials say they began pre-salting roads before the snow arrived, and have been working on the side streets since seven in the morning.

However, drivers say while main roads are clear, side streets remain messy.

Kirkland says "We're prepared for it -- but I don't know where the city is. They haven't been down here at all this morning!"

This latest cold weather blast leaves Buffalonians hoping that spring comes soon, just like Phil the Groundhog predicts.

James L. Jones says "I hope he starts tomorrow to tell you the truth!"