Snow, Ice and Cold all Hitting WNY

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - A monstrous storm is heading from the midwest into New York State, bringing snow and frigid temperatures from Western New York to New York City.

A winter storm warning has been posted from all of Western New York until Friday at 6 a.m. A wind chill advisory has also been issued from Thursday at 4 p.m. through Friday at Noon.

Roadways are expected to be slick -- covered with snow and ice. Spinouts and cars driving off the road have been reported in the Southern Tier.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has already activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor both the snow and freezing temperatures statewide.

However, he warns because the storm will hit so much of the state, resources will be spread thin.

Several flights coming in and out of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport have already been delayed or cancelled.

The biggest concern for roadways remain downstate -- where a blizzard warning has been issued. Cuomo warns to anyone traveling in West Chester County or on Long Island that major roadways could be closed.

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