Western NY Gets 7 Feet Of Snow, National Guard Activated

  • Western New York was covered in almost seven feet of snow after a storm hit the region throughout the weekend, prompting search and rescue teams to look into potential collapse sites.
  • On Thursday, a storm moved into the New York area, bringing some of the highest-ever recorded snowfall in some areas of the state. In Buffalo, some neighborhoods reported up to 77 inches (196 centimeters) of accumulated snow.
  • The accumulations “would be on the order of historic not only for any time of year but for any part of the country,” National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Pereira said.
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