The snowfall reduced visibility to almost zero, made traffic impossible, damaged the city’s infrastructure and paralyzed the surrounding area, the US National Weather Service announced on Thursday. They added: the temperature may drop by 20 degrees over the weekend compared to the previous one.
By Friday, nearly 100 centimeters of snow had already fallen in the home of the Buffalo Bills, a member of the overseas American football league (NFL).
I want to be clear: this is not your average snowfall in Buffalo. This blizzard has the potential to kill people if they are not careful enough
said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, who From 120 or even 150 centimeters of snow also spoke.
THE CNN according to its meteorologist in the five states of the Great Lakes – from Michigan to New York – about 6 million people are affected by the snow warning. On Friday morning, the heaviest snow bands along the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario brought 4 inches of snow per hour in New York, Buffalo and Watertown. The neighborhood is prepared for the worst, that’s why
- certain roads and road sections were closed;
- flights were canceled at the Buffalo airport;
- the National Football League (NFL) moved the Bills’ game against the Cleveland Browns to Detroit; as well as
- Buffalo Public Schools were closed Friday.
Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, warned residents to be careful for the weekend, and called the current weather as life-threatening as the November 2014 blizzard that claimed 20 lives in the Buffalo area.
(Cover photo: Snowfall in Hamburg, New York, near Buffalo on November 18, 2022. Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)