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City of Buffalo urges motorists to allow crews to clear roads

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-20 17:46:36-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Buffalo says crews continue to plow mains and secondaries as well as side streets Sunday evening.

Officials say they expect 75 percent of side streets to be addressed by 7 p.m. Sunday

Mayor Byron Brown and Department of Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak addressed the media Sunday morning to provide an update.

Motorists are urged to use caution and follow parking regulations on their streets to allow crews to clear the roads.

"Obviously in Buffalo we're used to dealing with snow and snowy weather, but our collective goal is to make sure that people are safe anytime we get weather that's a little more extreme," Mayor Brown said.

The city has used approximately 1,000 tons of salt and still has about 5,000 tons remaining.

The mayor asks residents to avoid any unnecessary travel to allow crews to continue to clear the roads.

Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo reminds residents to refrain from using open flames to thaw frozen pipes.

The city has opened warming shelters for those that need a warm place to stay, those locations can be found here.