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NFTA re-routes buses ahead of New Year's Ball Drop in downtown Buffalo

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 15:00:39-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The NFTA announced it is re-routing buses in downtown Buffalo ahead of New Year's Eve festivities happening Tuesday night.

Streets will also be closed around Roosevelt Square for the New Year's Ball Drop.

Here is a list of bus routes affected by the closures:

  • INBOUND 6-SYCAMORE - Regular route to Sycamore and Oak, left Oak, right North Division, left Washington and via regular route.
  • OUTBOUND 6-SYCAMORE - Regular Route.
  • INBOUND 8-MAIN - Regular Route
  • OUTBOUND 8-MAIN - Regular route to Ellicott & Huron, right Huron, left Elm, left Goodell and continue regular route.
  • INBOUND 14+16 MEDICAL CAMPUS TRIPS - Regular route to Ellicott and Huron, right Huron, left Elm, left Goodell, right N. Oak, right Ellicott to layover.
  • OUTBOUND 14+16 MEDICAL CAMPUS TRIPS - Regular route to Washington and Tupper, left Tupper, right Ellicott, right Mohawk, left Washington to regular route.
  • INBOUND 14-ABBOTT 16-SOUTH PARK - Regular route to Ellicott and Mohawk, left Mohawk and layover at the bus stop for #42.
  • OUTBOUND 14-ABBOTT 16-SOUTH PARK - At leaving time continue Mohawk, left Washington and via regular route.
  • INBOUND 24-GENESEE - Regular route to Genesee and Oak, left Oak, right North Division, left Washington and via regular route.
  • OUTBOUND 24-GENESEE - Regular route to Ellicott and Huron, right Huron, left Michigan, right Genesee and via regular route.

The NFTA Metro Rail Bus and Rail will continue operations until 2:00 a.m. Roads will reopen at 9:00 a.m New year's day.

You can watch the ball drop on 7 ABC. The party kicks off at Roosevelt Plaza at 10:00 p.m. You can tune in for a live report on your favorite streaming device starting right at 10. Here's how to stream 7 Eyewitness News. Then, join us for 7 Eyewitness News at 11, followed by our Countdown to 2020 special. Anchors Keith Radford and Ashley Rowe will be live in front of thousands of Buffalonians.