Village of Wyoming looked like a winter wonderland after almost a foot of snow fell
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VILLAGE OF WYOMING, N.Y. – The Buffalo area continues to get slammed with lake effect snow, with nearly four feet of snow measured in Orchard Park.
Wyoming County has been under a travel advisory since Friday morning, after nearly a foot of snow fell in some parts. News10NBC spent most of the day there talking to people about how they’re dealing with the first blast of winter.
Wyoming Central School canceled Friday classes, because of the snow, which fell pretty hard all day. While it’s November, not everyone was ready for it.
“I don’t mind the snow, but it’s a little bit much for pre-Thanksgiving,” said Damien Joy of Wyoming.
Overnight the Village of Wyoming turned into a winter wonderland. Nearly a foot of snow fell, enough for a snow mobile ride on a village sidewalk. At Wyoming Central School, moving several inches of snow out of the way was a top priority.
”We got here about 10 o’clock. Pretty heavy wet snow especially underneath the first layer. No salt, it’s melting underneath,” said School Maintenance Supervisor Tim Anderson. He said it was not too difficult to clear. ”Top layer is fairly light, and fluffy, but everything underneath is wet, and heavy.”
His daughter Lily spent the morning watching her father work. She was happy to get the first snow day of the year.
“I was hoping the whole time, and my friends wanted a snow day too, and also I don’t really like to drive to school. It kind of scares me a little bit, but also just an extra day off,” said the younger Anderson.
Closer to the Village center, residents were putting both their shovels, and backs, to work clearing the snow on their property.
”We’ve been preparing for this. They kind of warned us a couple days ahead, so we have our shovels out, our snow blowers all ready,” said Betty Wankae.
Some of the roads here in the Wyoming area are a bit icy. Snow plows will be out, and about on the roadways all weekend.