Take extra precautions during blizzard

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A blizzard warning has been issued for all of Western New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a State of Emergency for our area.

Between 10 and 24 inches of snow is expected across areas of WNY and wind gusts are expected to be as high as 50 MPH. For the latest weather details, click here.

Conditions will worsen during the late morning and afternoon on Wednesday. There are than 600 schools and businesses closed and new closings are coming in every moment. Click here for the full list.

Blinding whiteouts and thunder will be a part of this storm. You should not travel in these conditions, but if you must, be sure to have a winter survival kit in your vehicle. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged, you have bottled water and blankets, energy bars, and a full tank of gas.

Travel advisories have already been issued for some counties in Western New York. See the full list here.

If you use a generator due to a loss of power, be sure to keep it at least 10 feet away from your home. And if you have elderly neighbors, friends or relatives, see if they need any assistance.

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