Emergency officials are setting up operations centers to handle the massive amount of lake effect snow that has fallen on parts of Western New York.
A State of Emergency has been declared in Erie County, where officials are working out of the Broadway Avenue facility in Cheektowaga.
State Police estimate there are 120 vehicles stuck around the Lackawanna toll barrier on the NYS Thruway at this time. There are stranded vehicles on roadways across Western New York.
Joe Basil Chevrolet at 5111 Transit Road in Depew/Lancaster is open and offering anyone who needs shelter or a warm place to stay at their dealership.
The American Red Cross is opening or supporting partner shelters across WNY. Volunteers will have food, water, blankets, cots and additional support available at the following locations:
Alexander Fireman’s Recreation Hall
10708 Alexander Road, Alexander
Cheektowaga Senior Center (providing blankets only)
3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga
Depew Senior Center
85 Manitou Street, Depew
Fredonia High School
425 East Main Road, Fredonia
Lackawanna Senior Center
234 Martin Road, Lackawanna
Lancaster Fire Department (providing food only)
525 Pavement Road, Lancaster
Orchard Park Fire District
30 School Street, Orchard Park
Ripley Fire Hall
11 South State Street, Ripley