The Thruway is closed to all traffic from Exit 46 to the Pennsylvania border, Thruway officials announced shortly before 2 p.m.
Entire Interstate 190 was also closed, officials announced at 2:13 p.m. Parts of Niagara County have been closed since 7am.
The Erie County driving ban went into effect at 9:30 am. The City of Buffalo has issued another travel ban, as has the City of Niagara Falls.
The village of Kenmore also enacted a travel ban.
Genesee County officials announced ban around 1:30 p.m. Niagara County ban announced just before 2 p.m.
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Some of the region’s highways were closed to non-essential drivers early Friday morning as officials prepared for significant icing.
The Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge have also closed to traffic to the United States.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport closed.
According to New York State Police, as of 7 a.m. Friday, the following were closed to non-essential drivers:
• I-190 in Niagara County (between Exits 21 and 25)
• Route 219 from Peters Road, Ashford to Buffalo
• Route 400 from Interstate 90 in Western Seneca to Olean Road in Aurora.
• Route 5 from Interstate 190 in Buffalo to Big Tree Road in Hamburg.
• All commercial vehicle traffic is prohibited from I-90 Exit 46 to the Pennsylvania Line.
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