Nearly 2 feet of snow piles up in southwestern New York
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two feet of snow has piled up in southwestern New York, where a winter storm warning remains in effect through the evening commute.
The National Weather Service says the city of Jamestown received nearly 18 inches by 8 a.m. Wednesday, closing schools there and elsewhere in neighboring Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
The town of Randolph was leading in accumulation, reporting 22 inches over 24 hours, with an additional 3 to 5 inches expected through the day.
The winter storm warning reached north into southern Erie County, including the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park and the neighboring town of Boston, which reported 11 inches by 7 a.m.
A few inches of blowing snow slowed the morning commute in metro Buffalo, but caused no significant closures.