Buffalo Snow: Six Feet And Counting, Photo And Tweet Roundup From Around The Western New York Region

Tara Dodrill

Buffalo snow fall is 6-feet deep in some areas around the western New York region. Eight people have died in the big freeze which fell upon New Hampshire, Michigan, and New York overnight. Cold blasts have brought temperatures down to 20 degrees and the weather forecast shows no signs of relief in the near future. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has mobilized the National Guard to help dig out residents and businesses.

Snow and wind gusts forced a 132-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in New York to close. As previously reported by the Inquisitir, temperatures in all 50 states were at or below freezing for at least a few moments on Tuesday. The winter blast which created the Buffalo snow emergency is expected to continue through Saturday. At least slightly warmer temperatures are predicted for Sunday and Monday.

Buffalo and western New York residents have reported collapsing roofs, caving doors, being trapped inside their homes and stranded on highways. The unseasonably cold weather and massive snowfall has caught many unprepared. Keeping an emergency bag, or bugout bag along with a first aid kit inside vehicles and at work is highly recommended by FEMA and public health agencies. Long term storage food, an alternative heat source, and water or water-filtration straws can mean the difference between life and death when trapped in a vehicle overnight.

— Icebreaker (@icebreakernz) November 19, 2014

— Theodore Decker (@Theodore_Decker) November 19, 2014

— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) November 19, 2014

— shauna rempel (@ShaunaRempel) November 19, 2014

— DR (@Media371) November 19, 2014

— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) November 19, 2014

— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) November 19, 2014

— C (@chelsea_elisa) November 19, 2014

— JRehling (@JRehling) November 19, 2014

[Images via: Twitter]