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November 27, 2013

Winter wakeup?

First significant snow expected to hit the region

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Tonawanda News — “We’ve been preparing for this for weeks,” Rowles said. 

National Grid is also assembling its resources for the possibility of downed power lines over the holidays, with the expectation of heavy snows and the chance for high winds and gusts up to 45 mph on Wednesday. 

The company said it has fortified additional crews for deployment to “key areas” of its service territory and has readied equipment in case of weather severe enough to cause power outages, while also contacting municipal officials throughout the region.

And while snow accumulation will vary widely across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York State Police will initiate “special traffic enforcement” including undercover police vehicles on Wednesday that will supplement patrols and focus on aggressive and impaired drivers.  

“This operation will prevent needless and unnecessary accidents from occurring during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and ultimately help ensure that everyone reaches their destinations safely,” Cuomo said, in a statement released Tuesday. 

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