Power Outages And Snow Strike Western New York

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW):

Snow caked the streets and made driving a challenge for early morning travelers. Overnight, countless calls went out to dispatchers with cars spinning out on the thru-way and skidding off streets. National Grid said accidents like these caused power outages for nearly 1,000 homes in Batavia and Lake Shore. They claim trees pulled down the power lines due to the crashes. Crews started assessments at around 6 AM.

Road crews also hit the streets bright and early. From the Northtowns to the Southtowns, areas came prepared with plows and salt. In the Town of Hamburg, at least 17 plows roamed the roads and crews had more than 1,000 tons of salt on hand. Around 30 crew members still plan to keep a close eye on streets today, monitoring the roads with the help of the police department.

However, the National Weather Service cancelled its winter storm warning for all eight counties in the area and buses will report to school as scheduled. Counties can still expect between 1 and 3-inches of snow through the evening, but no heavy snow.