The ice storm that struck Buffalo Wednesday accumulated three-tenths of an inch of ice by noon, making driving hazardous across major thoroughfares.
Twitter account Buffalo Digest (@BuffaloDigest) shared a video from user Alex Voronin of an accident involving multiple cars on the I-190 North, near the ramp to the I-290. A tractor trailer slides on the black ice, bouncing off the barrier, while the car behind it fails to gain traction.
Buffalo is better because instead of parallel parking we just have black ice (🎥: Alex Voronin) pic.twitter.com/QphB8MXknK
— Buffalo Digest (@BuffaloDigest) February 6, 2019
According to The News' Keith McShea's report on the storm, the NFTA Metro Bus and Rail closed surface-level train transportation this morning (it has now reopened). Drivers are asked to exercise caution on the roads.
For those marveling at the beauty of the ice, Buffalonians are encouraged to tag #YourWNYWeather in a tweet to @TheBuffaloNews for possible inclusion in a photo gallery.
Here are tweets, both serious and lighthearted, related to the storm:
— Ashley🍝 (@ashley20kate) February 6, 2019
The ice on my window looks like people crowd surfing at a concert...
(...or I’m delirious and need a nap...) pic.twitter.com/zMv7YrnL0S
— Heather Ly (@HeatherLyWGRZ) February 6, 2019
View from the office today 😳🥶
Drive safe out there today Buffalo! pic.twitter.com/T1LdKHDhUY
— Buffalo Niagara 360 (@BN360) February 6, 2019
— TJ Pignataro 🌎 (@TJPignataro) February 6, 2019
For those who have forgotten my past treatises, we are getting freezing rain because the sub freezing air is extremely shallow and trapped near the surface with much warmer air aloft. Liquid rain is freezing upon contact at the surface. HAZARDOUS!
— Don Paul (@donpaulbitsosun) February 6, 2019
Walking like this to avoid falling on the sheet of ice in the parking lot pic.twitter.com/LYZ1fg3T9c
— Alternative Brandi (@altbrandi1077) February 6, 2019
Life update: I was scraping the ice off of my car and then slipped and fell, and my phone went into a puddle of water. The end
— ❄️Snowflake STOVE ❄️ (@himm_steven) February 6, 2019
I’ve misplaced my winter ice walker flip flops.
— Wild Bill Kelso (@jwoodchips) February 6, 2019
If you didn’t post a Snapchat of the ice on your windows today was there really even ice on your window?
— Skyler (@SkylerSchouman) February 6, 2019
If I see one more snap story of someone punching through ice in their car I may do absolutely nothing but be annoyed
— Sabrina the Teenage Dad (@BethHKasp) February 6, 2019