Blizzard

February 01, 2019 - 5:30 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Getting back to normal is the order of the day across Buffalo and Western New York as we put the blizzzard in our rear view mirror. Only the early Friday morning bitter cold stands in the way of the end of all advisories for the region before temperatures begin to moderate...
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January 31, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (AP) New York State Police say two truckers involved in a 19-vehicle Thruway pileup that left a trooper with serious injuries have been ticketed for violating a travel ban for large vehicles. Police say Thursday that a truck traveling east on Interstate 90 jackknifed on Wednesday...
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Brian Mazurowski
January 31, 2019 - 11:20 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - Ever since Tuesday night, tractor-trailers have been banned from the Thruway between Rochester and the Pennsylvania line, but anyone who has ventured outside over the past couple of days can tell you not everyone is paying attention to the warnings. Now, the Governor is...
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Buffalo Niagara International Airport. November 28, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) All flights were canceled Wednesday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport as a result of the blizzard, leaving passengers seeking other alternatives. "We are significantly impacted in Buffalo," says Bill Vanecek at the BNIA. He says when flights get canceled, it's...
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Blizzard from Niagara Square in Buffalo. January 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 31, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Despite rough roads and constant urging from public officials to not be outdoors, some Western New Yorkers braved the elements. We spoke with several people in a parking lot in Cheektowaga after they finished shopping and asked why they were outside. “My son needed snacks,”...
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January 30, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The city of Buffalo and Erie County are both under a state of emergency. This as a series of blizzard warnings continues. There is also a travel ban in Genesee County. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says travel is banned in the following towns and villages within: Alden, Aurora...
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Richard Root
January 03, 2018 - 6:35 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The criteria for a blizzard warning criteria includes blowing snow for three hours or more with less than a quarter mile visibility and, usually, strong winds with gusts over 35 MPH. Yesterday we had strong winds and blowing snow for over four hours with visibility less than an...
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January 26, 2017 - 11:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) On that fateful Friday morning, January 28, 1977, drivers were suddenly stopped in their tracks by the Blizzard of 1977. The storm ultimately killed 29 people, resulted in a federal state of emergency and cemented the region's snow reputation that lives on to this day. Exclusive...
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