BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Most of updtate New York is still gripped in bone-chilling cold following a winter storm that has claimed at least three lives in the western part of the state.
A National Weather Service advisory says the wind chill could reach 20 below zero in some areas on Friday. A wind chill warning was in effect for all of Central New York through Friday morning. Scattered snow showers will continue north of the Mohawk Valley.
Schools remained closed in Buffalo and Watertown, which have been digging out from nearly two feet of snow.
A ban on trucks and commercial buses on the western section of the Thruway was lifted on Thursday night. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had vowed to crack down on violators a day after a tractor-trailer crash near Rochester caused a major pileup that left a trooper with serious injuries.
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