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The Buffalo area saw its first coating of snow this season Monday night.

The Buffalo metropolitan area wasn’t slated for more than a total of an inch of snow by this morning.

But parts of areas to the south, particularly the Chautauqua Ridge and the Boston Hills area, were expecting between 3 and 5 inches of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Slippery pavement in some areas of Western New York caused a few cars to slide off some roads.

North French Road in Amherst was closed between Northpointe Parkway and Niagara Falls Boulevard at about 10:30 p.m. as crews worked to restore telephone lines after a car struck a pole on North French.

It was uncertain whether the crash was weather-related.

In the meantime, about 2,500 Hamburg residents were left in the cold and dark for at least part of the night following a power outage reported at about 9:40 p.m.

New York State Electric & Gas customers in the town and village of Hamburg were affected.

A handful of Orchard Park residents also lost power Monday night. The cause of the outage was not immediately known.

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