BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Travel advisories are in effect as a winter storm pummels western New York.

Erie County officials say crews have responded to a lot of accidents overnight and on Wednesday.

WKBW in Buffalo says some truckers ignored a tractor-trailer ban on major highways. But others were on board with it.

Trucker Steve Lorber says a blast of wind on the highway could "turn you sideways or flip the truck completely over."

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