BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — News 4 has followed up with several agencies after Saturday morning tweets from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the Buffalo Common Council said several municipalities are without emergency services.

The Buffalo Police Department said on Twitter that EMS is very limited, and other municipalities mentioned in the tweet said police are on the roads, though many services have been limited there as well.

According to the Common Council, the following communities were affected:

  • Amherst (Limited availability, but police are on the road, per Amherst Police. Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa said many areas are not accessible.)
  • Buffalo (EMS services very limited, per Buffalo Police)
  • Cheektowaga (News 4 has reached out to CPD and is waiting on a response)
  • Clarence
  • Kenmore (Police are on roads, per Kenmore Police dispatch)
  • Lancaster (The Town is still responding to emergencies, per Lancaster Police dispatch)
  • Tonawanda (No ambulances, fire and police having difficulty responding, per City Police dispatch; waiting on response from Town Police)
  • Williamsville

News 4 has also reached out to Erie County officials regarding updates on suburban emergency services.

The Common Council tweet also urged people in the area to stay indoors and off the roads. For current alerts from the City of Buffalo, click here.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.