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Heavy snows have prompted a couple of schools to shut down Friday.  Click the headline for the latest list.
Bus Accident

School bus slides off highway in Gowanda

Gowanda, N.Y. (WBEN) - A school bus loaded with 31 students went off Route 62 in Gowanda Thursday afternoon as lake effect snow was falling and road conditions were deteriorating.  No injuries resulted in the mishap.

Massive pile-up on I-90

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (WBEN/AP) -- As the lake effect snow pounded the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio border area Thursday, authorities say highway crews and law enforcement officers are working to clear an Ohio road where a chain reaction crash in snowy conditions caused a pileup of more than 50 vehicles.

Lake Effect Snow Watch Just Chautauqua & Cattaraugus Now

The National Weather Service has removed southern Erie County from it's LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING  but areas in the Southern Tier  continue to get heavy snow.  SEE SCHOOL CLOSINGS
"The city of Buffalo definitely lucked out if you are someone who doesn't like shoveling,"
   -National Weather Service Meteorologist Kirk Apfel.

Chautauqua & Cattaraugus:   4 -8 in Fri., 3- 6 in. Fri. night., 4 - 7 in Saturday. Bands will shift southeast and Allegany county is now under a Lake Effect Snow Advisory.
INSIDE: Larger Radar | READ The Warning & Advisory | School CLOSINGS

Men Face Charges in Connection with Body Found

Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Two Western New York men are facing charges in connection with a man who was found stabbed to death.

Lake Snow

Lake Snow Hits Southern Tier Hard

As promised, an impressive lake effect snow event is underway and the heavy snow bands are concentrated on the extreme southtowns and southern tier. 

Indiana Union Leader Trades Barbs withg Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The international president of the steelworkers union is defending the Indiana union leader who's been trading barbs with Donald Trump over the president-elect's deal to save jobs at a Carrier factory in the state.

Life Sentence

Buffalo man Sentenced for Two Murders

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) One of Buffalo's most dangerous men will spend the rest of his life in prison.  

TSA Tips

TSA tips for holiday travel

Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, record numbers of travelers will pass through the TSA checkpoints at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  And while the TSA agents and airport staff are ready, there are some things they want you to know to ensure a smooth trip.  VIDEO Inside

Lake Effect Snow Concentrated in Southern Tier

Heavy Lake Effect Snow is hovering in a band in Chautauqua County and pouring more snow on an area well south of Buffalo.
"The city of Buffalo definitely lucked out if you are someone who doesn't like shoveling," says National Weather Service Meteorologist Kirk Apfel.
When it comes to lake effect snow.....
  Love it!
  As long as it stays in the southern tier where it belongs!
  Hate it!
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