BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Early Friday morning there wasn't much snow accumulation in Niagara Falls. By noon, about four inches of snow fell in Niagara Falls, making roadways treacherous. Roads may be tricky for drivers in the northtowns Friday, and may get worse throughout the day.
Niagara Falls resident Paul Hanover said, "If you don't drive cautiously, it's a little slippery. So, I'm kind of watching myself and watching other drivers too."
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Snow plows and salt trucks were out on roadways in Niagara Falls early Friday morning, and are continuing to work throughout the day.
Plow Driver Christian Ciccarelli said, "I go through a lot of gas in this truck. Just being careful, watching the traffic and everything, and making sure that if any motor vehicles are broke down or something like that, I give them a hand."
Fender benders and slide offs were happening around Niagara County, and near Grand Island, a tractor trailer crashed, causing delays in the morning commute.
Mayor of Niagara Falls Paul Dyster said, "I think the interesting time is going to come at the close of school, 3 o'clock in the afternoon. We'll see how much snow accumulated at that point, but again we know where the school buses run and we make certain that we're plowing the places that need to get plowed, to get everyone home from school."
Some parents were surprised school was even held in Niagara County. Parent Neil Lewin said, "Today was my son's 100th day, so he didn't want to miss any school. He was gung ho to go in, but we were hoping it was going to get called off, have snow day to go sledding."
Niagara Falls School Superintendent released this statement, about having a school day Friday: "We determined the conditions were clear enough for us to have a regular school day. If a parent ever decides they do not agree with the district, they are entitled to keep their children home."
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
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