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'Snovember' Is Officially Underway On East Coast

Diana Crandall |
November 19, 2014 | 10:40 a.m. PST

Associate News Editor

In what officials are calling a ‘historic’ snowstorm, #Snovember is officially underway. The latest snowstorm dumped “a year’s worth” of snow on Buffalo, NY, and surrounding areas, officials say. 

Social media exploded Wednesday with photographs and tweets expressing disbelief and concern over the several feet of snow that have paralyzed transportation in the area. A quick search of the hashtag #Snovember will produce a barrage of incredulous residents of snow-ridden cities sharing everything from towering snowdrifts to immobile vehicles.

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The media and emergency crews aren’t immune, either. Buffalo’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News shared photos of a news truck buried in a large drift on Wednesday morning. Crews have had difficulty traversing packed snow, trying to either get to stranded civilians or simply plow the snow out of the way.

Approximately one hundred cars were trapped last night, including a greyhound bus, on 1-90 for several hours as the historic storm blanketed the surrounding highway and vehicles. 

It was there that the death tally in New York rose to five. A 46-year-old man was found dead in a buried car in Alden, NY. Two other deaths were reported in New Hampshire and Michigan. 

Check out some #Snovember tweets from this morning:


This piece is a curation of reporting done by NBC News, ABC News and USA TODAY. Reach Associate News Editor Diana Crandall here.



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