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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Mayor Brown Lifts the Travel Ban in the City of Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the lifting of the travel ban in the City of Buffalo, effective 12:01AM

on Thursday, December 29, 2022. Simultaneously, Mayor Brown announced the travel ban has been replaced with a travel

advisory, until further notice, as crews continue their snow removal and hauling efforts which involve a large amount of

equipment and heavy vehicles on City streets.

“Our goal was to make significant progress today in clearing our roads of vehicles and snow so that we could lift the ban

in the City of Buffalo tonight and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” stated Mayor Brown. “While we’re lifting the travel ban

and replacing it with a travel advisory, we are still encouraging people to be careful. I want to thank DPW Commissioner

Nate Marton for spearheading this coordinated snow removal process, as well as our dedicated City snow fighting crews,

contractors and the many other workers from municipalities and agencies all across the state and beyond who came

in to assist. This was an amazing achievement given the blizzard conditions of this past weekend and we are deeply


Tonight, Mayor Brown also announced Buffalo City Hall will be open on Thursday, December 29, 2022. He also announced

trash and recycling pick-up in the City of Buffalo remains suspended indefinitely and asked City residents not to put out

their totes. Additionally, alternate parking regulations on side streets will remain suspended until further notice. Other

announcements made earlier today included the following:

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehicles found in the streets will be towed and removed. If your vehicle was towed, please reach out to the

police district where you left your vehicle. See Police District information below:

A District/1847 South Park Avenue /716-851-4415

B District /695 Main Street /716-851-4403

C District/ 693 East Ferry Street/716-851-4412

D District /669 Hertel Avenue/716-851-4413

E District/2767 Bailey Avenue/716-851-4416

Lives Lost

Earlier today, City officials reported storm-related deaths were still at 28 in the City of Buffalo. The city will continue to

provide the public with updates on the lives lost to this storm.

Looting Taskforce

The City of Buffalo Police Department continues its investigation into looting at local stores. Nearly ten arrests have been

made so far, with more expected. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents, or other storm-related breakins,

is urged to call or text the confidential TIP CALL LINE at 716-847-2255.

National Grid Reimbursement

If your power was out for 72 hours or more during last weekend’s storm, National Grid might be able to reimburse families

and small businesses for the loss of food and/or medicine.

Claims must be filed in 14 days. Residents can apply on the National Grid website or call 315-428-3370.

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