Snow Causes Accidents, Headaches for Drivers

December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 12:45 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 12:45 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Tow truck drivers had a busy night Sunday, responding to dozens of minor accidents.

This three-car crash at the corner of Genesee Street and Union Road in Cheektowaga sent three people to the hospital with injuries just after 6:30. Volunteer firefighters from U-Crest responded while police helped to direct traffic, which moved at a snail's pace throughout Western New York.

"Out towards the Southtowns, it seems to be a little worse. I'm from the Lockport area, we just kind of got hit a little last night. Not like this. This is a little intense," said Phil Johengen, who was stuck in traffic in downtown Buffalo.

He was making his way through a snow-clogged Niagara Square where an unusual Sunday night traffic jam backed up cars. Most of Western New York is still digging out.

Snow plow drivers have been working double shifts, trying to stay ahead of this latest lake effect snow storm.

Along Route 219 - more than a half dozen cars were off the road. Spin-outs have been common during this latest round of wicked weather, keeping first responders busy and motorists with both hands on the steering wheel.

In Springville, where the snow continues to pile up, drivers are reporting slow moving and slippery roads.