Buffalo, New York – With a winter weather advisory in effect for the City of Buffalo and other parts of Western New York, City officials issued a reminder to residents, business owners and visitors that an unpredictable weather system is forecasted for later today. According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, today’s forecasted weather event could bring a mix of heavy rain, up to four inches of snow, or a mix of both, to some areas, as well as wind gusts of up to 40 mph, which could impact visibility while driving.
Under the direction of Mayor Byron W. Brown, Commissioner of Public Works Nate Marton activated several electronic signs in locations citywide to warn drivers and pedestrians to use caution when traveling or walking later this afternoon and into Saturday. The locations are as follows:
- Tupper Street, Eastbound, near Ellicott Street, going towards the 33
- Jefferson Avenue, Northbound, near Ferry Street
- Bailey Avenue, Northbound, near Kensington
- Niagara Street, Northbound, near Forest towards Route 198
- Abbott Road, Southbound, near McKinley
- Tonawanda Street, Northbound, near Ontario Street
- South Park Avenue, Eastbound, near Louisiana
- The Marquee at the Apollo Media Center on Jefferson Avenue
City of Buffalo officials have been monitoring, and continue to monitor, this weather system closely and want to again remind residents to practice common-sense storm safety, particularly as it relates to power outages and travel.
- Call 911 to report life-threatening situations
- To report a power outage, call National Grid at 1-800-867-5222
- Non-emergency issues, such as fallen trees, branches, downed traffic signals, and other storm debris, call 311
City residents are encouraged to join the 45 thousand City residents who have already signed up for BUFFALERT to stay informed of weather emergencies and other public service announcements. To sign up for BUFFALERT, text your zip code to 38276.