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Buffalo Snowstorm: City to Get Slammed Again; Totals Could Near 8 Feet

By    |   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 12:45 PM

The Buffalo snowstorm that delivered more than five feet of snow in some areas this week could be followed up by an additional three feet Thursday and Friday — all this and it's not even technically winter yet.

Buffalo, which normally averages around eight feet of snow annually, will likely exceed that figure by the end of this week, according to USA Today.

"This is a historic event," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week. "When all is said and done, this snowstorm will break all sorts of records, and that's saying something in Buffalo."

Buffalo dump trucks have been hauling snow about 10 miles outside of the city since the storm started. At least seven deaths have been blamed on the weather so far, according to CNN, including one man who was found in a car buried under a foot of snow.

"This storm is basically a knife that went right through the heart of Erie County," Mark Poloncarz, an Erie County executive, told CNN. "I can't remember and I don't think anyone else can remember this much snow falling in this short a period."

Western New York officials are seeking financial assistance from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency because the cleanup could drain many of their budgets before winter even arrives.

The NFL's Buffalo Bills team is offering fans $10 and hour and game tickets for help removing some 220,000 tons of snow from Ralph Wilson Stadium in time for the Bills' matchup game against New York on Sunday.



Eric County executive Mark Poloncarz ripped the Bills Wednesday, though, saying that the city has higher priorities that digging the Bills out for its football game, according to Syracuse.com.

"I think everyone knows what kind of Bills fan I am. I've got season tickets," Poloncarz said. "There should not be people driving to the stadium. I'm sorry Buffalo Bills, we have a major emergency going on and that matters more, truthfully, than whether we have a football game on Sunday."

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The Buffalo snowstorm that delivered more than five feet of snow in some areas this week could be followed up by an additional three feet Thursday and Friday — all this and it's not even technically winter yet.
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