Heavy snow will hit Orleans this evening

Staff Reports Posted 18 February 2015 at 6:08 pm

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a special weather statement, warning that a band of heavy snow will drop off Lake Ontario into Niagara and Orleans counties between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A band of heavy snow is just off the Lake Ontario shoreline and is expected to drop south this evening and reach the Lake Ontario shoreline from Youngstown to Point Breeze between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Weather Service said in a statement issued at 5:59 p.m.

This band will then drop further south later this evening, and will produce snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour.

“Driving within this snow band will be very difficult with snow-covered roads and very poor visibility,” the Weather Service said. “If traveling across the area, allow for plenty of extra time to reach your destination.”