Kearns pushes to ease storm travel for medical personnel

 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A state lawmaker who got stranded at a Buffalo-area nursing home during the epic November snowstorm wants to make it easier for medical personnel to get to their jobs when severe weather shuts down local roads.

Democrat Michael “Mickey” Kearns tells Time Warner Cable News  that his mother died during the four-day storm that would dump 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area, including his Assembly district.

She died at a nursing home in Lackawanna, one of the hardest-hit areas. The assemblyman says he had to spend three days at the facility, which was short-staffed because conditions had closed the roads.

Kearns wants the state to issue special designations on the licenses of medical personnel that would allow them to travel to their jobs when local emergencies force road closures. 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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