Slick, snowy roads create tricky commute

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Drivers in western New York had to deal with a messy morning commute. About two to four inches of snow fell throughout the region.

Visibility on the roads was poor around 8 a.m. At one point on I-190, you could only see 20 yard ahead. A multiple-car crash on Route 33 tied things up in Buffalo. A rollover was one of a number of accidents on the Thruway, causing backups for miles. Route 400, Route 219, I-190, I-290 and Route 5 also had traffic incidents causing congestion.

Buffalo resident Corey Chatman said, “Oh my gosh, it’s horrible. It’s slipper everywhere, you’ve got to take your time though.”

Car rolled over on I-90 Thursday morning

Car rolled over on I-90 Thursday morning

“I’m one of those super cautious drivers and I try to drive really slow. And I slip a couple of times. And I’m not okay with that,” said Tiffany Shinners, of Buffalo.

“With the potholes and the snow it was really slippery. Really slippery.” Buffalo resident Lou Gizza said, “It actually took me about 45 minutes to get home. Then I drive my wife to work. It normally takes about 25 minutes. It took about a little over an hour.”

The snow is expected to taper off Thursday afternoon so the evening commute should be better. But it’s the bitter cold temperatures that we’ll have to look out for. A wind chill advisory is in effect and stays until tomorrow morning.

People who had to be outside said it was brutally cold.

“I’m done with it. I think it’s disgusting,” said Buffalo resident Nancy Abarmao.

“Terrible, the wind is blowing real hard and I’ve been cold,” said Charles Manuele who works downtown.

“I just think the weather is crazy. It’s ridiculous the way Buffalo has been. I know it’s buffalo and we grew up here our whole lives and we deal with the weather, but this weather has been the worst in the last 10 to 15 years,” said Buffalo resident Mark Queeno.

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