ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is releasing tips on how Buffalo Bills fans can stay safe when heading to the Thursday night game this week.
Sheriff Tim Howard released the following tips, to make it a safe event:
-Be on the lookout for stopped school busses while heading to stadium.
-Abbott Road between (20 & 20 A) will remain open until 4:30 P.M.
-All parking lots will open four hours prior to kickoff; and will remain open two hours after the end of the game.
-Tailgate responsibly- either in front or behind your vehicle; dispose of your trash properly; extinguish all fires, including grills, before leaving them.
-It is unlawful to block side streets or driveways when stopped in traffic; this creates grid lock and inconveniences everyone.
-Please do not drink and drive; use a designated driver.
-Wear some type of reflective gear so drivers can see you walking to and from the game.
-Try entering the gates at least one hour prior to kick off.
-Empty your pockets before the screening area.
-If you see any problems inside the stadium, call the Bills Hotline at 312-8933.
- Have fun but not at the expense of others.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around western New York.
Lakes will remain active on and off through the weekend.
A local family is still seeking justice for a father's violent death. This comes after the man originally convicted of the crime--- was set free--- after police say they had the wrong man all along. But the victim's family says otherwise.
Lewiston Police say they were able to follow tracks through the snow to the home of a suspected burglar, where they recovered $6,000 in stolen property.