Northtowns and Suburbs Dig Out

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM EDT


LANCASTER (WKBW) It is Groundhog Day and Western New York has seen it before, a healthy dose of winter weather to start the month of February. And as the white stuff continued to fall on Saturday, residents were left to clean up and dig out.

The suburbs of Lancaster and Depew were on the receiving end of an overnight blast of nearly a foot of snow in just a few hours.

"There was no snow at midnight and 6 o'clock this morning there is about ten inches of snow," John Miskovski said.

In Tonawanda, residential streets were covered just about as fast as they could be plowed. But residents say it could be much worse.

"Today is not too bad. It's kind of fluffy, so the snow blower handles it pretty well," Al Moskal said.

On Grand Island, the salters were out and the private plow contractors were hard at work.

"It's busy. Sunup to sun down out here just making sure everything is clear," Ryan Ayers of Ayers Lawn Care said.

From digging out the car in the driveway to the interesting driving on area roads,residents blamed the latest bout of weather on one thing.

"It's Buffalo. What're you going to do?" one resident asked.