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Sat, Nov 19th 2022 09:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted the following updates and shared these graphics on Saturday night:
“We will be removing several travel bans as of midnight tonight (12:00am, 11/20/22)”
“Please take note, these updated travel bans and advisories go into effect at midnight! They are not in effect as of this update briefing.”
“These updated travel bans go into effect at midnight because we would like to allow the bulk of this next wave of snowfall to pass through Erie County first.”
“Commissioner Bill Geary of @ErieCountyDPW is confident the majority of County routes will be cleared through the overnight and into the next day – if people continue to follow travel bans and stay off the roads.”
“If your vehicle was towed by Erie County – and ONLY those vehicles towed by Erie County – are being staged at the McKinley Mall parking lot. You can check the towed vehicle records here:erie.gov/towedvehicles”
“Currently, there are no reported power outages in Erie County. Thank you for being great community members, and keep checking on your neighbors.”
“The southern parts of the county along the Lake Erie, near Evangola State Park, etc., remain the only Erie County roads that haven’t been reached by @ErieCountyDPW yet. Commissioner Geary says crews are working that beat now.”
The county executive’s team added, “Effective midnight tonight (Sunday, November 20 at 12:00 a.m.), Erie County will update the list of travel restrictions for municipalities in the region.
“The City of Lackawanna, the City of Buffalo south of William Street and the towns of Hamburg, Orchard Park and Evans will continue to have a driving ban until further notice.
“County officials are urging all residents to follow these travel restrictions to prevent additional blocked roads from vehicle accidents or stranded vehicles and also to help allow snow removal crews, tow trucks and first responders to complete their work.
“The updated map shows the current travel restrictions for Erie County, with red-shaded areas having a Travel Ban and yellow-shaded areas having a Travel Advisory.”