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Erie County lessens travel ban

Press Release

Mon, Nov 21st 2022 09:05 am

Erie County announced the following:

Following continued reviews of road conditions and weather forecasts and constant communication with city, town and village officials from throughout the region, Erie County announces it will update its travel restrictions to reflect the following as it pertains to driving bans starting Monday, Nov. 21.

•Effective at midnight tonight, the travel ban for the Town and Village of Orchard Park will be lifted and replaced by a travel advisory for all of Orchard Park

•Effective at 6 a.m., the travel ban for the Town of Hamburg, Village of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell will be lifted and be replaced by a travel advisory for all of Hamburg

•Effective at 6 a.m., the travel ban for the Town of Evans and the Village of Angola will be lifted and replaced by a travel advisory for all of Evans

•The City of Lackawanna and the City of Buffalo south of William Street will continue to have a driving ban until further notice.

Following consultation with state officials, Route 219 and New York State Thruway exits 56 and 57 will also reopen to all traffic effective at midnight tonight.

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In addition, the following municipalities will have their travel advisories lifted:

  • Akron
  • Alden
  • Amherst
  • Brant
  • Cheektowaga
  • City of Tonawanda
  • Clarence
  • Concord
  • Collins
  • Farnham
  • Gowanda
  • Grand Island
  • Kenmore
  • Lancaster
  • Newstead
  • North Collins
  • Sardinia
  • Sloan
  • Springville
  • North Collins
  • Williamsville

County officials are still urging all residents to use extreme caution when traveling, especially when approaching intersections, in order to help prevent additional blocked roads from motor vehicle accidents or stranded vehicles – and to help continue allowing snow removal crews, tow trucks and emergency responders to conduct their work.

Click here to access the updated travel advisory map.

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