Mayor: Ban continues for safety of residents

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The travel ban is still in effect in the City of Buffalo, Sunday morning. Mayor Byron Brown said they are not lifting the ban, because they are being mindful of the safety of residents.

Brown explained, there are several residents walking on streets to get food and medicine. To this point, no pedestrians have been injured.

The travel ban has been in effect for the entire storm, Brown said. Police have allowed traffic for specific drivers, who are traveling to get needed food, medicine or medical attention.

Brown said 314 of snow fighting equipment are being used, and more than 80,000 tons of snow have been taken out of South Buffalo. He said there have been 480 vehicle tows and mini tows, and people who need help finding their cars can call 311.

Officials said residents who need to call 311 can call between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Scheduled garbage and recycling pickup in South Buffalo Monday is suspended. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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