DUNKIRK, NY (WNY News Now) – Snow cleanup efforts continued throughout the weekend in northern Chautauqua County, following a blast of lake effect snow that will likely make the history books.
A check of the roads on Sunday night in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area found slushy yet drivable conditions. Just 48-hours earlier, it was a different scene with local law enforcement stressing the importance of staying off roadways.
During the climax of the storm on Friday and into Saturday, a travel advisory was issued by Dunkirk Police.
While that has since been lifted, officials say the Department of Public Works are still clearing some streets and as a result are reminding residents to follow the alternate and overnight parking guidelines to help plows access tight side-streets.
While final snow totals are still coming in, as of Saturday the National Weather Service reports Dunkirk received 21.1 inches of snow with the Village of Fredonia recording two feet on the nose.