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POTHOLE PATROL: We're Looking for WNY's Worst

POTHOLE PATROL: We're Looking for WNY's Worst

Know of any particularly devastating potholes that you would like to warn your friends and neighbors to avoid? Send an email to neighborhoods@wgrz.com with the location and any details you can provide. Attach a photo if you can get one safely.

2 On Your Side's Michael Wooten recently reported on the state of area roads as the melting snow and ice begins to reveal the damage that this winter has wrought. You can see his report here.

Below are the reports we've received from viewers so far, broken out by neighborhood. Scroll down to the Comments section for additional warnings about potholes in your town.

AMHERST

- Corner of Niagara Falls Blvd. at Brighton road on the north side of Brighton turning from the Blvd. 

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

My 2004 Olds Bravada smells hot … really hot. I keep putting in more antifreeze and it seems to disappear (I don't see any wet spots under the vehicle). The overflow keeps emptying, as well as the radiator. Please help!

Janet from Buffalo, NY

Janet,

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2010 Infiniti G-37 coupe. The tires were fine until it got cold outside. Now the tire pressure monitoring system indicates that the tire pressures are low. The tires look fine to me.

TONAWANDA TRAFFIC TRACKER 2: Lane Restrictions on I-190 and I-290

TONAWANDA TRAFFIC TRACKER 2: Lane Restrictions on I-190 and I-290

TRAFFIC TRACKER 2: Roadwork on I-190 and I-290

TONAWANDA,NY -- The I-190 southbound ramp to I-290 eastbound will have lane restrictions starting Monday, January 10 through Sunday, January 16.

This roadwork also includes the I-290 westbound ramp to the I-190 southbound.

Traffic impact is expected to be minimal.

NITTEC

 

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Buffalo Weekly Gas Price Update

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Buffalo, January 10- Average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

My ’02 Oldsmobile Alero has had the ignition switch replaced four times in the past two years! Each time the switch fails everything seems normal. However, when I turn the key to start the vehicle nothing happens … no cranking, no clicking, it’s just dead. The battery has been replaced. Every time the problem occurs the Olds dealer says the problem is the magnet on the ignition switch, which is part of the security system.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

When it rains my ’98 Hyundai Accent stutters and sometimes stalls. The check engine light comes on and, after some time, it seems to run fine. What’s going on? 
Korinna from Ridgeway, CT

Korinna,

The computer needs to be scanned for trouble codes. It has detected a problem with the engine when it’s wet outside and has set a code, turning the check engine light on.

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

The Ford Dealers of Western New York recently announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program. Local nonprofits looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1, 2011. Van recipients will be announced in the spring of 2011. 

Now in its 16th year, the program has already awarded 62 vans valued at more than $1 million… driving area nonprofits 1.2 million miles and counting. Organizations within the following counties are eligible to apply: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, McKean and Potter counties.