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Buffalo Snowstorm: Ferocious Weather Blamed for 7 Deaths in U.S.

Posted November 19, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(CBC News)

A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.

Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard Tuesday as more than 150 centimetres fell in parts of the city by Wednesday morning. Authorities said snow totals by the afternoon could top 180 centimetres in the hardest-hit areas south of Buffalo, with another potential 30 to 60 centimetres expected by Thursday. [...]

In a region accustomed to highway-choking snowstorms, this one is being called one of the worst in memory. Snow blown by strong winds forced the closing of a 212-kilometre stretch of the Thruway, the main highway across New York state. Read more here.

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