Special Weather Statement: Band of Lake Effect Snow affecting Genesee County
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 18, 2018
Special Weather Statement:
A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL AFFECT NORTHERN ERIE AND WESTERN GENESEE COUNTIES…
Lake effect snow will continue to increase across much of northern Erie and western Genesee counties through mid to late morning.
Snowfall will become moderate, with snowfall rates of a half inch to one inch per hour.
Southwest winds gusting to 35 mph will also produce blowing and drifting snow in open areas. Travel conditions will steadily deteriorate this morning across the Buffalo Metro Area and western Genesee County.
This includes Interstate 90 between exits 55 and 48.
Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in lake effect snow situations.
Be prepared for snow or ice covered roads. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling.