Buffalo DPW expects busy night battling snow

Tree debris cleanup delayed due to storm battles

Mike Baggerman
November 11, 2019 - 12:46 pm

City of Buffalo Public Works Seal on truck used for plowing. November 8, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As Western New York remains under a winter storm warning, City of Buffalo officials are expecting to use more crews on Monday evening and overnight due to the heavier snowfall expected.

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"We will have over 20 trucks out throughout the duration of the storm and additional if necessary based on what comes," Public Works Commissioner Mike Finn said Monday morning. "I also want to say that our focus is first on primary and secondary streets to ensure that we can have a safe and efficient commute. After that, we get into the residential streets."

Finn is reminding everyone to follow the parking rules in the street. That includes alternate parking restrictions that include a switchover at 6 p.m. Monday to allow crews to clean the streets.

Tree debris cleanup from last week's wind storm will be delayed due to the storm. Finn said that bagged leaves will be collected after the storm, too. Mayor Brown said that leaves that are out and bagged will be picked up as scheduled, but they will not be picked up with trash.

The winter parking restrictions in the City of Buffalo will not take effect until Friday.

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