Over the past couple of days, Buffalo, NY and northwestern New York have been experiencing lake effect snow of epic proportions. As the band rolls through (as seen above), people have been stuck on roadways and stranded in their homes for hours to even a day and counting now as seen below.
With a couple of snow totals coming in, places are ranging from 5 to 5.5 feet of snow around the Buffalo area. Areas south of Buffalo have yet to report snow totals, but the National Weather Service is saying that they could approach the record of 6 feet 4 inches of snow, which is the all-time record for the United States at any place, at any time.
All this snow can be fun, but also destructive. Above is a picture of a house that’s doors could not quite hold all that snow and caved in. Tragedy has also hit a couple of families as the death toll has reached 7 from the snow itself. Police officers took calls, but could only respond by foot, and ambulances could not get down a majority of the roads.
Not everyone is cancelling their future plans in Buffalo, as the Buffalo Bills still plan to play the New York Jets on Sunday at their stadium, which is pictured above. They are currently offering people $10 and tickets to the game for their help in clearing the snow by Sunday.
The northern Erie area will continue seeing more snow, as it is not going to end in the near future. Snow totals will continue to climb with more than 2+ feet of snow being dropped in some locations. So while we can still see the top of the grass here in North Dakota, people in Buffalo, NY may not see that for months.
- Tyler Reis