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In-Pictures: New York snow
Buffalo starts its clear up operation after recent blizzards, as residents prepare for flooding.
Houses and cars alike, buried in the deep snow.
23 Nov 2014
Buffalo Mayor, Byron Brown said 1,600 trucks have already carted 29,000 tonnes of snow out of south Buffalo. Rain and warmer weather are still likely to cause epic floods.
Lakeview, Buffalo had a year(***)s worth of snow and winter hasn(***)t even officially started yet.
Improving weather conditions allow for the removal of snow ahead of forthcoming rain.
Although not as widespread as the blizzard of 1977, those communities affected have seen a record-breaking 2 metres of snow in only 24 hours.
At least 30 buildings have collapsed in the Buffalo area so far so the race is on to clear away as much snow as possible from the buildings.
Cars were buried deep in the snow in Hamburg, Buffalo. Digging out was only half the battle with roads remaining impassable.
Erie County chief executive, Mark Poloncarz said 13 people died in the snow and warned that number could rise as rescue workers continue to dig out vehicles trapped in the snow.
More than 375 National Guard soldiers assisted local authorities in snow removal efforts and traffic control.
This ornamental horse stands 1.3 metres tall and he(***)s stil struggling to keeep his head above the snow.
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