BUFFALO, New York — Parts of New York finally broke on Sunday after a storm spent days bringing record-breaking snow to cities and towns east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. .
Many businesses in the worst-hit areas are still closed, but highways have reopened and travel restrictions have been lifted in many areas, although lakes do for snow will reach 2 feet (0.6 meters) by Monday morning in some parts of the lake. the state that saved a lot in the first round.
“This has been a historic storm. Without a doubt, this is one for the record,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said at the meeting Sunday.
Snow began falling Thursday in counties south of Buffalo. As of Saturday, the National Weather Service recorded 77 inches (196 cm) in Orchard Park, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, and 72 inches in Natural Bridge, a town near Watertown on the eastern side of Lake Ontario.
Similar storms have brought more snow than ever to New York, but Friday’s blizzard appeared to break the state’s record for most more snow fell in 24 hours: the 50 inches (127 centimeters) that fell on. Camden, New York, February 1, 1966.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Alumbaugh, who lives in Buffalo, said it’s too early to say if any of this year’s snowfalls exceed records.
Hochul is asking the government to declare the damage to the affected area, which will be able to open some aid. He said the team checked on people living in mobile home parks in areas that had received enough snow to damage roofs.
Due to heavy snow, Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills’ and Cleveland Browns was moved to Detroit.
New York is no stranger to snowmelt, which is caused by cold air collecting moisture from warm water, then releasing it in storms. across the land.
This month’s storm was the worst in the state since November 2014, when some communities south of Buffalo were hit with 7 feet (2 meters) of snow. three days, hit the roof and the drivers ran on the new line. York State Thruway.
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