Residents face a fierce storm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 March 2014 at 4:30 pm

Snowfall will pick up and temps will drop

Photos by Tom Rivers

A man walks along East Bank Street in downtown Albion this afternoon. The downtown was largely deserted due the nasty winter storm. A travel advisory also has been issued by the Sheriff’s Department.

David Nichols shovels in front of his house on East State Street in Albion.

The National Weather Service says there will be moderate to heavy snow falling this afternoon throughout Western New York, which is under a blizzard warning due to the snowfall and winds. The area could receive a foot or more of snow and winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour.

Traffic slowly moves along Main Street in Albion this afternoon in front of the First Presbyterian Church and the Orleans County Courthouse.

A blizzard warning is in effect until 2 a.m. tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens after 5 p.m.

Bonnie Velez shovels her sidewalk on East Park Street in Albion.

Stan Farone of Albion has a snowblower rigged to a tractor. It came in handy today so he could clear his driveway and sidewalk on East Park Street.

The Albion Department of Public Works has been busy plowing streets. Here the plow truck heads east on Bank Street near Platt Street.

James Fisher of the Albion Fire Department responded to a fire call on Ridge Road in Gaines. The chimney fire was quickly put out and brought under control. Fisher watches firefighters on the roof of the house.