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Forecasters say the worst of the snow is probably behind us.  However, the National Weather Service says some areas may be buried in up to 32 inches of the white stuff.  Forecasters say the hardest hit areas include Depew, Lancaster and Alden. 
Batavia and Genesee County for the most part, spared.
The average snowfall in the city 4 to 5 inches, around the rest of Genesee County – on average – 6 to 8 inches.
There are no weather watches or warnings for Genesee County this morning.
Shortly after 6a.m. this morning, the New York State Thruway was re-opened through the Buffalo area. The Thruway is open, both east and westbound, along its entire length.

Some 200 motorists were stranded on the Thruway yesterday for well over 20 hours. Authorities say it all began with a tractor-trailer accident on Wednesday evening. Traffic slowed to a crawl while the snow fell at a rate of one to two inches per hour. The snowfall literally buried the traffic before it had a chance to move.
The snow is expected to be over for Buffalo and its suburbs but forecasters say the Southern Tier could see some scattered snow this weekend.

This morning’s police blotter:

18-year-old Tyler Schroeder of Oakfield – he’s been arrested for failing to pay a fine. When taken into custody, deputies say he had a quantity of pills and pot. He was jailed in lieu of 15-hundred dollars bail.

17-year-old Leandra Kutas of Depew:
She was just arrested for assault and criminal mischief for an incident three weeks on Fargo Road in Darien. Deputies say Leandra allegedly punched and bit a former boyfriend then struck him with a baseball bat. As if that wasn’t enough, deputies say she left the house and returned a short time later, and keyed his car.

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