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Of course the Shamrock Run is going ahead as scheduled

The 40th Shamrock Run will go on Saturday as scheduled, despite the storm that closed schools and dumped heavy snowfall throughout the area Friday.

The snow stranded Tori Ferraina, executive director of the Old First Ward Community Center, which runs the race, in her driveway for a time Friday, but she sent word that the race is on.

More than 4,600 have signed up for the 8K race, which starts at noon Saturday.

Despite being held in March, which can have extremely changeable weather, the race has been postponed just once, according to the community center.

Steven J. Stepniak, Buffalo's commissioner of Public Works, said the streets will be ready.

"I remember Shamrock Run when they had 15 inches of snow on the day of the Shamrock Run," he said. "We'll be fine."

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