WNY Digs Out

January 14, 2012 Updated Jan 15, 2012 at 1:41 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 14, 2012 Updated Jan 15, 2012 at 1:41 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) Shovels and snowblowers were in use this weekend by many who had to clear their driveways, sidewalks, and front steps after the first snow of the season fell in Buffalo and WNY.

Temperatures were low, winds were high, driving conditions were sloppy.

But this is Buffalo right?

"Well it's a little brisk and the snow is flying but in a lot of ways this is the Buffalo we all know. It took a while to get here but here it is at last," Eric Gallion said.

"Typical Buffalo. Late arrival to winter and the key is dress right," Jim Anderson said.

Even representatives of "Occupy Buffalo" said the movement will continue to inhabit Niagara Square despite the snow, as some continue to live in tents and sleeping bags as the lake effect snow machine churns, and temperatures drop.

Eyewitness News asked an "Occupy" representative if "Occupy Buffalo" is still strong despite the snow.

"Absolutely. Absolutely. This snow is not a problem. I don't know how clearly I can say that. We may get more snow, but we're ready and we'll stick it through," Heron Simmonds-Price answered.

For all the latest on the snow and an up to date AccuWeather forecast, tune in to Eyewitness News on Channel 7, or get your updates here at wkbw.com