NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Monday, drivers in Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Lockport were told to stay off the roads unless it was necessary.

The three cities had issued travel bans in response to the heavy snow that blanketed western New York.

“In consultation with public safety and public works officials, we are asking for no unnecessary travel,” Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino said on Monday.

In North Tonawanda’s announcement, it was also noted that City Hall, the Recreation Center and the Youth Center would all be closed that day.

North Tonawanda’s travel ban expired at 6 p.m. and Niagara Falls and Lockport downgraded their bans to travel advisories. Lockport’s advisory expired Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.

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In the parts of Niagara County where a ban wasn’t in effect, a travel advisory had been put in place. It was lifted around 7:45 p.m.

“Those with necessary travel are advised to plan accordingly and leave plenty of time for your commute,” the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook Monday.

16 to 20 inches of snow was expected to fall in Niagara County. Much of the area fell within that range, or close to it. But in Sanborn, the National Weather Service says 25.5 inches had fallen by Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Some travel advisories went into effect a little further south in Erie County, too, but the only remaining ones, as of Tuesday morning, are for Buffalo and Lancaster.

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