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Governor Cuomo: "It is a major storm, it's nothing to be trifled with"

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 19, 2019

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Cheektowaga Saturday morning to address the media ahead of the winter storm expected in Western New York throughout the weekend.

Cuomo expressed the importance to take this storm seriously with the combination of snowfall, wind and the possibility of subzero temperatures.

The governor says the state has more emergency resources than they have ever had before, 16,000 Department of Transportation plows will be out and the Thruway Authority will have about 300 pieces of equipment available.

A tractor trailer and bus ban will be in place starting 3 p.m. today and througout the duration of the storm for the New York State Thruway and select interstates across the state, view the impacted routes here.

Cuomo stressed for New York State citizens to avoid any unnecessary travel to allow crews to remove snow and treat roads.