DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Conditions Wednesday’s storm, especially along the Thruway deteriorated rapidly as it moved north throughout the day. Traffic in some cases was stop-and-go or stopped, and in other cases, exits onto the Thruway were blocked by state police and members of the Thruway Authority.
Crashes early Wednesday afternoon snarled traffic along the Thruway. In this case, north of exit 59 along westbound I-90, two tractor trailers came together and forced traffic down to one lane.
The snow had since moved on, but just a short distance away also westbound I-90, a second accident closed the highway, south of exit 59.
Crews worked to stay ahead of the impending storm, that just hours later, would dump several inches of snow across most of the southern portion of WNY.
It’s been a week of repetition for folks in Chautauqua county.
“I am shoveling the sidewalk to get into the office,” said Tiziana Price, of Fredonia. “We’ve already shoveled once. You know, I love this weather. We live here, we’re used to it, but enough is enough. You can only take so much and then, I’m done with that already.”
Some have may have felt cheated by the mild finish to 2015. But 2016, has already shown the region, be careful what you ask for.
“Everybody wanted it for Christmas,” Price said. “I said, you know what, when it comes it’s going to come. And look it, it’s coming.”