Have some good thoughts for the folks in Buffalo today. They need it more than most folks that are just cold. pic.twitter.com/qKHWgTVKIa— Krystle J (@Iacoguy) November 19, 2014
https://twitter.com/ShanV11/status/534835599627522048/photo/1 Snow fatalities At least five people have died as a result of the storm. One of the storm-related deaths was from a car accident. Three other people died due to cardiac issues that resulted from shoveling snow, Erie County officials said. And in Alden, New York, a 46-year-old man was found dead inside a car buried in 12 to 15 feet of snow, authorities said. Some places in the region have seen more than 5 feet of snow, while others could see 7½ feet more after another round of wintry weather hits this week. That’s the equivalent of a year’s worth of snow that’s expected to pound some areas over a three-day period, Poloncarz said. “It’s probably heavier than anything that we have seen in over 40 years, so it’s going to take some time to dig out,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said. https://twitter.com/RADIORMT/status/535063319586304000/photo/1
One lane open, yeah!!— Sweater Yams (@Sweater_Yams_) November 19, 2014
Troop T – This was what the NYS Thruway looked like today (Tues) near Buffalo.
via NYS Police pic.twitter.com/q44PvmWLeb
Snow finally stopped for now in south buffalo pic.twitter.com/TxEU0Bzr1f— nick macri (@buffnic1) November 19, 2014
Trapped for over a day New York State troopers rescued the Niagara University women’s basketball team early Wednesday after it got stuck on a bus for more than 24 hours due to the snowstorm. “We’re really tired and really ready to be home,” head coach Kendra Faustin said after the rescue. The team sat on the side of a highway, unable to move, for more than 24 hours. The bus was bringing the team home from a game in Pittsburgh when it got stuck. In a Skype interview with CNN’s Don Lemon before the rescue, the coach explained how they got trapped. “The roads weren’t plowed. It got really bad really fast,” Faustin said. “I’m assuming that somebody in the front of the line got stuck and everybody else had to stop, and that’s how we got where we are.” For hours, she said, the snow was coming down so hard that they couldn’t see anything surrounding the bus.