Snowstorm stalls delivery of Buffalo student newspaper

A snowstorm affecting the Buffalo, New York, area has prevented many students at the University at Buffalo from getting the holiday preview edition of their newspaper.

Credit: The Spectrum
Credit: The Spectrum

The newspaper is usually delivered from The Buffalo News to the University at Buffalo campus on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by around 8 a.m., said Sara DiNatale, the paper's editor-in-chief. But Wednesday morning a driving ban has prevented the paper's usual delivery service from distributing the paper. She's optimistic the paper will be delivered soon, but said she didn't want anyone to chance driving in dangerous conditions.

“I’m hoping tonight, but we’re not expecting anybody to risk their lives,” DiNatale said. She's currently snowed in at her Lancaster home and has been unable to get to the Spectrum newsroom in the nearby suburb of Amherst. Last night she edited stories from home.

"We just got snow off my car in the last hour," she said. "The snow is really thick and our snowblower is old."

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