Upstate New York was buried in more than 5 feet of snow this week thanks to a surprise lake-effect snowstorm, which has left six dead and more than 100 people trapped with inches still to come.
NBC News reports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “this snowfall may break all sorts of records.”
Some 140 miles of Interstate 90 — which runs from Rochester to the Pennsylvania/New York border — remain closed, and 5,000 tons of snow have been removed from Buffalo as of Wednesday, according to the city’s mayor.
— Nick Wiltgen (@WxNick) November 18, 2014
— Kyle @Stormdesk (@Stormdesk) November 19, 2014
Car this morning. Impossible to drive pic.twitter.com/pfW713Y6b4
— Deon Broomfield (@iBroomy) November 19, 2014
The snow approached the national record of 76 inches in 24 hours, with weather reports suggesting the region could see another 2 feet of snow by Thursday night.