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Driving advisory extended in Lackawanna

Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 23:42:51-05

The City of Lackawanna has now extended its driving advisory until 8 a.m. on Tuesday December 12th.

Nearly two feet of heavy, wet lake-effect snow fell on Lackawanna making cleanup very difficult.  In addition, the weight of the snow ended up breaking three city plows.  Erie County responded by sending in two of its plows to help.

The snow started Sunday afternoon December 10th and continued through the night into Monday.

While good progress was made on main road, several side streets are still problems - a problem that was made worse by cars that were abandoned and improperly parked during the storm.

Officials are now telling people they need to move the cars off of side streets to help the plows get through.  Cars that pose a blockage could be towed.

The situation is serious because another winter storm is on the way which could dump another substantial amount of snow.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly spent the day in Lackawanna talking to people about the cleanup.