Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service Buffalo NY.
NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE OF SOUTHERN ERIE AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES... Near blizzard conditions are expected along the Lake Erie shoreline tonight, with the worst conditions expected between 1000 PM and 400 AM. Snowfall rates are expected to peak between 1 and 2 inches per hour, along with northerly winds gusting to 45 mph. This will likely create very dangerous and near impossible travel conditions, with near zero visibility and blowing and drifting snow. This includes Interstate 90 between exits 61 and 57A, or between the Pennsylvania State Line and Eden-Angola. Locations impacted include... Dunkirk, Fredonia, Evans, Eden, Westfield, Silver Creek, Angola, North Collins, Lake Erie State Park and Derby. Visibilities will drop quickly to near zero in this area of heavy snow. Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. Be prepared for snow covered roads. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling.