Nov 20, 2022
Historic Storm Burying Western New York Transcript
At least 77 inches of snow was reported in the Buffalo Bill’s home of Orchard Park alone, with an estimated 66 inches in just 24 hours marking a New York state all-time record. Read the transcript here.
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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Tonight, a historic storm still burying Western New York. At least 77 inches of snow reported in Orchard Park, New York, alone with an estimated 66 inches in just 24 hours, marking a New York state all-time record.
Speaker 2 (00:15):
Orchard Park is also home to the Buffalo Bills, and it’s a good thing they moved tomorrow’s game out of town because it’s tough to tailgate around here when I’m standing in snow in the parking lot, nearly waist high. The grid iron also covered.
Speaker 1 (00:29):
Briefly today, the Buffalo area’s near white-out conditions clearing to reveal damage left behind. Abandoned cars, neighborhoods still unreachable, and this bowling alley’s roof caved in.
Speaker 3 (00:41):
I’m so sad by this.
Speaker 1 (00:42):
New York’s governor surveying damage today, saying about 280 people have had to be rescued. Officials say the National Guard is helping get people to dialysis.
Speaker 4 (00:51):
Because so much snow has fallen, there’s really no place to put it now.
Speaker 1 (00:56):
In nearby Lackawanna, New York, crews making room with the potential of up to another foot of snow heading for the region tonight.
Speaker 2 (01:02):
The longer this stays, how much more of a problem does it become?
Speaker 5 (01:07):
Well, it’ll freeze, and if we get another snowfall, which they’re predicting for this evening, it’s going to make it treacherous.
Speaker 1 (01:14):
The Great Lakes region hit hard and tragically. Officials say two New Yorkers died following cardiac events related to cleanup. And in Indiana, a plow driver was killed when authorities say his plow rolled over. Tonight, nine million people across six states under winter weather alerts, parts of Wisconsin and Michigan seeing more than two feet of snow as Buffalo digs out from a snowstorm that isn’t done yet.
Speaker 6 (01:38):
I’ve been around a long time, it’s as much as I’ve seen.
Speaker 7 (01:42):
And Jesse joins us now from Buffalo where, Jesse, the snow continues to pile up.
Speaker 2 (01:49):
Yeah, Jose, you can see this is what many of the streets in Buffalo look like right now. The snow on the ground packed and hardening as we expect potentially several more inches of snow in the area overnight, making clear that cleanup is far from over. Jose.
Speaker 8 (02:04):
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