Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until 5pm Wednesday

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 6:07 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until 5pm Wednesday

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 6:07 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW-TV)

Here's the latest from the National Weather Service regarding the approaching snowstorm:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST WEDNESDAY.

THE NATL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW. WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 PM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS-ALL OF WNY.

* TIMING-LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WED AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS-TOTAL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES-A HALF MILE IN MODERATE SNOW AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS-STEADIEST SNOW WILL FALL OVERNIGHT. LIKELY
HINDERING THE WED MORNING COMMUTE. LIGHT SNOW WILL
LINGER ALL DAY WEDNESDAY ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO LAKE ONTARIO.

From the New York State Thruway:

Effective immediately, the New York State Thruway is closed to tandem trucks between New York City and Exit 25A (Schenectady) because of severe weather conditions. This restriction is in effect until further notice.

The restriction applies to the Thruway (I-87), the Berkshire Spur (I-90), the New England Thruway (I-95), the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The restriction specifically applies to LCV (longer combination vehicle) tandem trucks.

The Thruway Authority advises all motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel in the New York and Hudson Valley regions during this severe weather event.

The snowstorm is expected to produce high winds and as much as a foot of snow through certain periods of Tuesday and Wednesday.

For updates, please monitor Highway Advisory Radio and Variable Message Signs posted along the Thruway system. Road and weather conditions are updated regularly at the weblink http://www.thruway.ny.gov/maps/index.html .

The latest forecasts from the National Weather Service for regions along the Thruway are available at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/weather/ .

In the case of an emergency, motorists are advised to call either 1-800-842-2233 or 911.