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Trucks line up to haul snow out of South Buffalo

Posted at 8:14 PM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-14 20:14:55-05

Trucks are lined up at the Central Terminal in Buffalo waiting to dump the snow they’re hauling out of South Buffalo.

As of Wednesday afternoon, crews had already hauled out 5,000 tons worth of Lake Effect snow out of South Buffalo. The city has around 100 pieces of equipment in operation working to clear main roads. Many of the side streets remain untouched.

Crews are working around the clock. Trucks arrive at the Terminal, are scraped out, and then they return to South Buffalo for another load. Dan Szaethmary has been driving 20-ton loads of snow from South Buffalo to the Central Terminal since 7 a.m. Wednesday.

"It's just hard to deal with it. Not because we're not ready for it. It's just because there's so much snow," he said.

The National Guard is working with city crews and contractors to clear the snow out of South Buffalo as quickly as possible. Part of the problem is cars buried in snow. They're being towed away by Buffalo Police.

Buffalo Police are asking residents to stay clear of Seneca Street and South Park Avenue, where heavy snow removal is taking place.