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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Mayor Byron Brown Reminds Residents And Motorists To Be Ready For The First Snowfall Of The Season

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mayor Byron W. Brown is asking residents to stay alert, as the city expects to get its first measurable snowfall sometime during the overnight hours and into the morning.

Forecasters are calling for one to three inches of snow. The city is asking motorists to be careful during the morning commute.

“We’re doing our best to alert residents as much as possible, by sharing information early,” said Mayor Brown. “Although we are only forecasted to get a small amount of snow, we want to make sure residents are prepared. This is the first measurable snowfall of the year, and we’re asking commuters to use caution and

drive carefully. 

The city is starting the winter season with 8,000 tons of salt, and 50 pieces of snow-fighting equipment, that includes 36 plow trucks and 14 front loaders. The city’s Department of Public Works crews are prepared and are ready to salt and clear the roads.

  • Winter parking restrictions along bus routes remain in effect. There’s no parking along bus routes between 1:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. for more information on winter parking visit
  • More weather-related updates from the city can be found online at and on the following social media pages: Mayor Brown’s Facebook, 311’s Facebook, the Government Channel’s Facebook, the City of Buffalo’s Facebook Page, City of Buffalo Citizens Services Facebook page.

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