The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Snow Squall Warning for parts of Western New York, including the Greater Olean Area.

According to the agency, a dangerous snow squall extending from the Town of Ontario to the City of Olean is moving east at 35 miles per hour. The warning was posted at 2:01 p.m. and will remain in effect until 2:45 p.m.

The snow squall is expected to result in poor visibility due to blowing snow and wind gusts. The warning from describes the impact as “dangerous life-threatening travel.”

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Motorists are advised to reduce speed and turn on headlights.

“During snow squalls, the visibility may suddenly drop to near zero in whiteout conditions,” the agency warned. “Rapid changes in visibility and road conditions are expected with this dangerous snow squall. Be alert for sudden whiteout conditions.”

The National Weather Service issued the Snow Squall Warning for Allegany, Cattaraugus, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Wayne counties.

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