Buffalo Buried in Deadly Storm as Lake-Effect Snow Pummels Great Lakes States

11/19/2014

2014/11/19 An Arctic blast set off a major lake-effect snowstorm across the Great Lakes, dumping feet of snow on parts of western and central New York and additional snow on northwest Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, northern and western Michigan and far northern Wisconsin.

“By the time all is said and done, parts of Upstate New York could be buried in over 5 feet of new snow,” said weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman.

At least four storm-related deaths were reported in Buffalo, New York, Tuesday night in a statement by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. One person died in an automobile accident, and the three other deaths are possibly due to cardiac complications, WBFO reports.