Snowfall up to 6 feet in many parts
Several parts of western New York received up to 6 feet of snow. Several roads have been closed and partial driving restrictions have been ordered due to the storm. Apart from this, many flights have also been canceled. The US Weather Service estimates that this condition may persist until Monday morning.
2014 record broken
It is believed that in the coming 24 hours, New York may have the highest snowfall ever. The Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding heavy snowfall. People have been appealed to stay at home till the situation improves. This terrible snowfall has once again reminded of 2014 and 1945. More than 16 inches of snow fell in one day, the National Weather Service said Saturday, breaking the previous record of 7.6 inches set in 2014.
Match venue shifted due to snowfall
According to a CNN report, New York Governor Cathy Hochul said that efforts are being made to handle the situation. Cathy Hochul has dispatched about 70 National Guard troopers to assist with snow removal in the most severely affected areas of Erie County. Snow has forced the National Football League to move Sunday’s game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns from Highmark Stadium to Detroit.
77 inches of snow fell in Buffalo Bills
Orchard Park, home of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, has seen 77 inches of snow fall in the past 48 hours. Up to three feet of snow has accumulated at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. At the same time, Byron Brown, mayor of Buffalo, New York’s second largest city, said, “This is a very unpredictable storm, very wet and heavy snow coming down very fast.”
Rescue operations continue in many areas
Rescue teams are working day and night in many areas of western New York. So far 300 people have been rescued here. According to media reports, around 1,600 people are living without electricity here. Government employees are doing the work of clearing snow from roads and important places in snowfall areas.