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High winds as wild winter ride continues in WNY

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February 08, 2019 - 12:35 am
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Stiff winds buffeted the Western New York region Friday leaving thousands without power at times.  Sporadic outages were reported throughout the day from both National Grid and NYSEG.

The High Wind Warning has expired and noa a Winter Weather Advisory remains posted for southern Erie County and the southern tier.

Flooding is still a concern along Tonawanda Creek at Rapids Road through early Saturday.

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.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5
inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high
as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie
counties.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM EST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas
of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Strong
winds could cause tree damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
visibilities.

Flood warning extended until Saturday evening...

The flood warning continues for
The Tonawanda Creek At Rapids
* until Saturday evening.
* At 11 AM Friday the stage was 12.9 feet and nearing crest.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...the river will crest near 12.9 feet
this afternoon.
* IMPACT...At 12.0 feet...Flood stage, lowland flooding of farm areas
along Tonawanda Creek between Rapids and the Tonawanda Indian
Reservation. Flooding may impact Fletcher, Burdick, Kirby, and
Tonawanda Creek Roads.

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