What to Expect the Next 36 Hours: ‘Up to an inch an hour’ for Buffalo, Northtowns in AM

Metro Buffalo was in the crosshairs of a lake-effect snow band this morning and it was expected to create potentially hazardous conditions for commuters, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Traffic maps from the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition showed most of the major routes slow or under speed this morning, including the New York State Thruway, Niagara section of the Thruway and the Kensington Expressway.

About 7:30 a.m., Buffalo weather radar showed light to moderate snowfall affecting much of north-central Erie County. A lake-effect snow band extended along a line from downtown Buffalo through the eastern suburbs and into much of Genesee County.

An approaching Alberta Clipper system racing toward the region today will bring some more moisture to fuel the snow bands – before they recede south of Buffalo.

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