The wind combined with blowing snow is creating dangerous driving conditions, reducing visibility and creating slick conditions. At these temperatures, frostbite can occur in as little as 15 minutes.

Here's the latest on Arctic chill and heavy lake effect snow from our news partner, News10NBC's First Alert Weather Team.

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A Red Alert is still in place through Thursday for extreme cold and lake snow.

Winds have been reported gusting over 40 mph at the airport with wind chills below -20 degrees.

The wind combined with blowing snow is creating dangerous driving conditions, reducing visibility and creating slick conditions.

At these temperatures, frostbite can occur in as little as 15 minutes. Along with the brutal cold, heavy snow will develop off of Lake Erie.

Already over a foot of snow has been reported near Buffalo with lesser amounts closer to Rochester. The snow will gradually taper off throughout Thursday morning.

Rural roadways in Genesee and Wyoming counties will be especially dangerous to travel on through Thursday.

Things will start to clear up and warm up over the weekend. Until then, be prepared for harsh winter weather conditions over the next couple of days.

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Here's the latest on Arctic chill and heavy lake effect snow from our news partner, News10NBC's First Alert Weather Team.

Here is a list of LIVE closings and delays

A Red Alert has been issued for extreme cold and lake snow. Temps will drop into the single digits to below zero Wednesday into Thursday. The wind chill will drop to -30 in some areas on Thursday.

Blizzard warnings are in effect for Genesee, Wyoming, and Erie counties through 1 a.m. Thursday.

There are travel advisories in place for Ontario, Livingston, Wyoming and Orleans counties.

At these temperatures, frostbite can occur in as little as 15 minutes. Along with the brutal cold, heavy snow will develop off of Lake Erie. Over two feet of snow is possible in Buffalo with lesser amounts further towards the west. Here in Rochester, we are expecting two to four inches through Thursday.

Travel on the Thruway will be severely affected Wednesday, especially from Le Roy westward into Buffalo where the lake effect is heavier. Rural roadways in Genesee and Wyoming counties will be especially dangerous to travel on through Thursday.

We will finally start to things clear up and warm up over the weekend. Until then, be prepared for harsh winter weather conditions the next couple of days.