“No one truly can remember snow falling at this type of rate, in such a short period,” said Mark Poloncarz, Erie Co. NY County Executive. New York, New Hampshire, Michigan and many other states have been hit with a U.S. record snowfall in a 24-hour period.
According to reports, at least five deaths occurred in New York from the snow. Three of those deaths were caused by heart attacks while shoveling, officials said. Two other deaths were reported in New Hampshire and Michigan.
In New York, snow was so heavy that it collapsed roofs, doors and windows across the Buffalo metro area, as reported by Weather.com. Some states are seeing more than 6 feet of snow; making it difficult for plows to make a dent as the snow still continues to fall. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 10 counties, including Erie County.
Tempuratures fell to freezing or below overnight in a majority of the 50 states, including in Florida.
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