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City of Buffalo suspends school speed zone enforcement, closes City Hall

Posted at 9:07 PM, Mar 16, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Mayor Byron Brown announced Monday the city is suspending its enforcement of the new school speed zone cameras effective immediately. This comes as schools across the state and here in Western New York are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

"We are suspending enforcement of the school speed zone camera program, that includes cancellation of police traffic detail in school zones," he said.

Mayor Brown also announced City Hall and City Court will be closed, however arraignments will still take place at Erie County Court.

"We're urging all of our residents to be calm. Help your neighbors when you can," Mayor Brown said.

Additionally, the Mayor says all water shut-off notices have been suspended.

"We are also suspending any additional late fees or interest on accounts including tax, sewer, water, user fee, parking, traffic and other departmental citations starting tomorrow," he said.

Brown says all winter parking regulations on bus routes only are suspended.

The Broadway Market will remain open for takeout only, but will not include seasonal vendors for the Easter season.

Here are some more City of Buffalo closures:

-All senior centers and community centers (meals will be provided to those in need)
-All City and Olmsted Parks events and facilities
-City meetings
-Youth activities provided by the PAL Buffalo

"We are the City of Buffalo, we are strong," Mayor Brown said.