Modified: February 25, 2019 1:41pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced that the travel advisory that was in effect for all of Erie County, including the City of Buffalo, has been lifted effective 1:30pm (Monday, February 25.)
The travel advisory had urged against any unnecessary travel during a period of time that ran from approximately 2:30pm Sunday (February 24) afternoon into today because of excessive wind gusts that caused damage to numerous power lines, trees and other objects located throughout the entire county.
“After consulting with our key stakeholders involved with public safety, health and transportation, I am lifting the travel advisory for all of Erie County. A government’s primary responsibility is ensuring the safety of the public and that is why the advisory had been put in place," said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “While the travel advisory has been lifted, I am urging residents to continue to proceed with caution, especially anyone traveling in the southern portion of Erie County. Whatever can be done to minimize potential problems for the employees in our Public Works and Emergency Services departments who will be continuing to work to keep us all safe would be greatly appreciated.”